Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Choices

Interesting article about a victim of identity theft who was unable to interest most law enforcement to prosecute the thief.

Cow wonders when sworn law officers were allowed to choose which laws they enforce?

And, Cow would like to be the beneficiary of this latitude.

Alas! Cow is suffering the effects of having let her vehicle inspection sticker expire. Caught in a holiday roadblock, Cow was pretty confident:

-Seatbelt: on.
-License Plate: up to date.
-Driver's Licence: present.
-Proof of insurance: check.
-No outstanding warrants: naturally.
-Speeding: nope.
-Topiary: green, trimmed and orderly.

Argh. Forgot about that little windshield sticker, the yearly proof that your car has brake lights, headlights, and turnsignals. Costs about five bucks.

And the fine for this having expired? $120.00. One hundred and twenty dollars.

While millions of immigrants flaunt the laws of our country by entering and working here illegally, the police crack down on expired stickers.

Moo!

8 Comments:

Blogger HEATHER said...

Ouch!
That really sucks!
Moo to you too!

9:59 AM  
Blogger Gorilla Bananas said...

Such events make you depressed when you think about them. Which is why Ms Cow must think about other things!

12:54 PM  
Blogger The Topiary Cow said...

Thank you GB!

(Cow quickly turning her thoughts to the Congo, beating drums, swinging through the jungle)

Yep. Feel better now.

Moo!

1:59 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

Yet another sign of inflation. I received a ticket for the same offense many years ago while driving back to college after a weekend with the family. That one only cost me 50 bucks.

3:31 PM  
Blogger Sandi said...

And then the cops drove back to the station and parked in the crosswalk.

6:39 PM  
Blogger Sandi said...

I've got proof.

6:40 PM  
Blogger The Topiary Cow said...

Susan: too true. Inflation in everything but our pay packet.

Sandi: Grrrrr. Afraid you're right.

Moo!

6:44 AM  
OpenID bigbouquet said...

That happened to me, but I told the Officer that I had just moved here from NYC, that this was my first car, and what sticker was he talking about?

He said I had to mail proof I'd corrected it within the week, or he'd mail me a ticket....

No low-cut blouses were harmed in this anecdote.

7:42 PM  

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