midnightrun - 12/14/2005 8:29 AM
OK, this is what I don't understand about Americans so help me here.
i am not arguing that blinkers are optional-- i use them more often than not.
the lawyer(my old employer-- this is a whole different thread and maybe i'll start it soon) urged me to go to court, i did not want to but being the good honest person i am... i trusted his judgement and agreed to wait a week and go to court.
i had the money in hand to pay the fine--113 dollars.
since i make a total of 50 dollars a week, i had to use said monies to pay my insurance premium and left work because he didnt need me for my services... not the ones i was willing to give, at least.
i had dates mixed in my head and yesterday when i tracked down my papers to call and schedule the traffic school class, i discovered that court was earlier that day.
it angers me that the fine for forgetting a blinker on a deserted road costs more than insuring my car for a month.
it angers me that the lawyer i thought was a friend ended up spending a weeks wages of my own to take a matter to court that never needed to go that far.
it angers me that i forgot to use my freaking blinker in the first place.
admitting guilt is not an issue-- i know i broke a law. that isnt the problem! the problem is that i trusted someone who acted like my best interests were in mind when in reality, all he wanted to do was be seen in public with a 'pretty little thing.'