I know it's bad, but try living in southern Mexico for a year: Gringos with
autos are easy targets for the local law. Got stopped one night for some
unknown infraction and the "mordita" (little bite) took all of my available
cash. I was working nights, and was left with no money for food. I explained
this to the cop, and he politely refunded me just enough for a delicious
shrimp dinner. We both parted happliy.
A pal of mine hit a cow one night, saw it butchered right in the road and
carried off. The cops abducted him, took his money, bought liquor, and made
him drink 'till dawn with them. Then delivered him back to his hotel.
Not to bash Mexico - I enjoyed every minute of it and would still be there
if I could choose...
Roadster content: Got a babysitter last Friday and toured several local
night spots, just cruising. Garnered MANY comments along the lines of "Man,
BP - '69 2000
Brian L Patton 803.926.5023
EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
Carolina Eastman Division
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gordon Glasgow [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Thursday, October 14, 1999 12:15 AM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Stupid Ticket
> As it gets towards the end of the month, they have to work harder to make
> those quotas.
> Tom Householder wrote:
> > Hello all-- I went to court today to pay a ticket I recieved a few weeks
> > ago
> > for passing in a no passing zone. They lowered the fine from 170.00 to
> > 105.00
> > I should have pled not guilty; but it would have been cheaper to pay
> > the fine than
> > miss 1/2 day's work. Whats really stupid about this whole thing is that
> > ahead of
> > me were 2 people;
> > A 75 year old man who does not drive, yet got a 90.00 ticket for
> > "jaywalking"
> > across a country road. Nearest crosswalk is 5 mi. away !!!!!
> > A young woman was ticketed 225.00 for not having her shoulder harness
> > over her shoulder. The belt was buckled with the harness under her arm
> > (she had just had shoulder surgery). Go figure.....
> > Am I paranoid or is this country becoming a Police State??
> > Mandatory Roadster Content:
> > Just installed hardtop on my 69 2000. (Thanks Ken Cook)
> > ______Tom Householder/Portland, OR
> Gordon Glasgow
> Renton, WA