So, I show up to traffic court (30 minutes early) and the judge addresses the four of us in the room:
"As you may now, today is Valentine's Day. To show that the government does love you, whether you believe it or not, all your cases are being dismissed."
We're all confused, but happy.
He goes on to explain that with Measure 28 failing, a big chunk of the highway patrol has been laid off, including the officer who pulled over the 20 or so people on today's docket. He's now working in California and couldn't come up to traffic court because this is his first week on the job down there.
And I voted for 28!
Guy 1: "Does this mean everything's off our records?"
Judge: "Well, not everything. This incident won't go on your record."
Guy 2 to Guy 1: "Sorry pal, that murdge charge sticks."
Anyway... No fine. Nothing on my record.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Dina's coming out here after work. Actually, I left some things at home, so I'm heading back there and driving back here with her. I should go get dinner reservations somewhere first.
I also want to go get some stuff for my house from some of the galleries here in town. I figure I'll still put the fine amount into local circulation (times 3-5, probably), just out of happiness.
Modem slow. Bye.