Why does this only happen to me?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by hypapanuse, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. hypapanuse

    hypapanuse Inactive

    Apr 2, 2013
    Years ago I was in traffic court for a U turn and expired license. One of the people there was a young man that really had a bad attitude. You could tell just by the way he walked up to the bench. He had been ticketed for going WAY over the speed limit in a school zone. He proceeds to get in an argument with the judge, and ends up getting taken out by the bailiff. Who gets called next........me of coarse.

    Years later I was again in traffic court for a speeding ticket that I got right in front of my sisters house. Again the broken English speaking guy really upsets the judge. He is actually red in the face, I thought he was going to have a stroke. Who gets called next........you got it, ME.

    Got stopped again recently. I was looking at some really old stock certificates a family member had just given me and missed my arrow to make a left turn. There was two policeman waiting at the intersection and I got pulled over. I was about 500' away from my street. He said he was going to write me for full time and attention. I just shook my head. He saw my gesture and decided to write me for no seatbelt. I waived the ticket for $125.

    My son and his friend, on leave from Navy went drinking on the main drag in the next town (against my advice). Of course they got stopped. The officer that pulled them over was an old shooting buddy and had recognized my son, who was the passenger. He had them park their car and gave them a ride to my sons house. I explained to them that was a "one time only" pass.

    My wife got pulled over in a school zone speeding. This was in the same city her business was in and she was making a delivery. She got a pass.

    She also gets pulled over for rolling stop sign (different city). She called the city to find out how much it was to waive. She mentioned this was her very first ticket (she was 50 something). They checked and told her to "just mail it in" and excused her.

    In the past I have had tickets taken care of for my children and a close friend. I have never asked for myself and just taken my lumps. Why is it I'm always on the short end of the stick???

  2. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    Safety Tip: Stop doing stuff that breaks the law.
  3. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    I usually get let go. I'm not sure how or why but I think that in 30 years of driving I've been pulled over close to 20 times and have had maybe 6 tickets altogether. I get cut a break way more than handed a ticket.

    Now jury duty....different story... it's my curse.. I've been called like 7-8 times now, my wife? 0. My dad who's in his 80's 1x. My brother - 0, my mom? 1x...
  4. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    With 7 billion people on the planet do you really believe that there is anything that only happens to any one individual?
  5. also yes
  6. sloasdaylight

    sloasdaylight Inactive

    Feb 4, 2009
    Tampa, Florida, US
    Cause you put yourself into positions to be hit by it.
  7. I know. I didn't mean for it to be a shot at you specifically, it was just an excuse to post the clip, which I find hilarious.:D
  8. hypapanuse

    hypapanuse Inactive

    Apr 2, 2013
    That's ok. This post only covers the last forty years. If I went back forty-three years there would not be enough room on your screen and your computer would probably crash! I'm not kidding. It took several bad happenings to finally make me a believer. Lucky to live down the road from the mayor when I was young and stupid.

    ;-/ saved by the bell
  9. placedesjardins


    May 7, 2012
    You aren't the only one.
    I used to be a cop. I would write tickets and I would also give warnings. I tried to be even all the time for everyone I pulled over. Same type of ticket would get written for everyone in the same circumstance. Same warning would be given for drivers in the same circumstances.

    Some cops were more lenient. Some cops were more strict. There's no quota. Some cops have their own personal quota/goal to meet for whatever reason. It's not illegal to have high ticket writing aspirations.
  10. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    Nah. Once every 10 years or so isn't bad. I'd say it's probably average.

    I dodged one ticket and I have no idea how I did it.

    I hadn't been driving long, maybe 2 or 3 years and I had a bad habit of driving in the left lane on the highway..like all the time. So I'm in the left late and a state trooper pulls up beside me and then gets in front of me. I get into the right lane and he drops back and gets behind me. I THEN get BACK into the left lane...he pulls me over....did I mention I wasn't wearing my seatbelt AND I was speeding?

    The cop, someone who was probably a day away from retirement judging by his age repeated what just happened to me and WHY I got back into the left lane after he got behind me when there was no one in front of me. I told him I honestly didn't know (I didn't). He then proceeded to cite the law to the LETTER about why what I did was wrong (Left lane is for passing only, not for traveling if the right lane is clear etc..) He of course then asked if I knew that I was speeding, to which I replied yes...and asked if I usually don't wear my seatbelt, to which I replied yes.

    He gave me a warning! I still don't know how I got away with that.
  11. Southern Boy

    Southern Boy

    Jul 19, 2013
    Or stop getting caught...
  12. Or at least figure out how NOT to get caught. Be good or be sly
  13. Why would you ever drive with an expired license, no seat belt or speeding in a school zone. Any number greater than zero no matter how long you've been driving is too many.
  14. Tony Flow MMMM

    Tony Flow MMMM

    Dec 4, 2012
    Get out of here.
  16. hypapanuse

    hypapanuse Inactive

    Apr 2, 2013
    If I knew my license was expired it would have been renewed. It's the old story, I was only going a couple of blocks, so didn't need the seatbelt. An admission of guilt is in order. Should have known better.
  17. Just curious, doesn't really matter to me but do you still drive without a seat belt sometimes if you are only going a couple of blocks?
  18. jason weatherby

    jason weatherby

    Aug 30, 2012
    Some advice to remember:
    There is NEVER a cop there when you need one.
    There is ALWAYS a cop there when you don't...
    NO slam on cops, I am a huge supporter of law enforcement, that's JUST THE WAY IT IS!
  19. Thick McRunfast

    Thick McRunfast Not just good, good enough

    Sep 30, 2012
    Portland, Oregon USA
    There's a couple of ways you can look at your situation I guess. You can be bent about the three tickets you got or think of the hundreds (thousands maybe?) of moving violations you've comitted over all those years that you didn't get ticketed for.
  20. Tony Flow MMMM

    Tony Flow MMMM

    Dec 4, 2012