So today, I’m running some errands when I get pulled over by a cop. Since I was sitting at a red light, I couldn’t imagine why. I looked in the bottom corner of my windshield and I knew. DAMMIT.
E and I never miss inspection or registration. We are so careful since it’s so easy/cheap. I mentioned that we always get a reminder. The officer was quick to alert me that we don’t get reminders for inspections, only registration.
:: sigh ::
He was nice. I was wrong. So, don’t read too much into this next part.
When I asked him how much these tickets run, he had no clue. He told me to call the number on the back. What? Have you been watching gas prices or the news? Do you know the current price of staple items like cheese? You are giving a ticket for something so very minor and you don’t even know how much it is? Turns out: $140-170! Are you kidding me? ~$150 for a $15 inspection? Now, again, I know that I was in the wrong and deserve the ticket. I just don’t see that the punishment is just.
At the same time, I hope that when I read the police blotter for the day that Bryan was 100% crime free, today. I’d hate to learn that he could have prevented “real” crime if he’d not been concerned with a single digit number on a sticker on my truck.
Poor Baby Truck!
 When I did call the number on the back, I got stuck in an infinite loop in Call Processing Hell and couldn’t get a human who could answer questions.