Wednesday, January 14, 2009
The Oldest Boy got his first traffic ticket. Speeding in HARPERSVILLE ALABAMA.
Where is that? You ask? NO WHERE.
Me, being a woman of the digital age thought that it was a Shelby County ticket and I could pay this sucker online, AND he could possibly go to traffic school and get it 'taken care of.'
HA, this is ALABAMA. Harpersville Alabama no less, population 1,676, primary source of revenue? Speed Traps.
When I called about the ticket (court date, the next day) I discovered that:
1. They do not have credit card machines in Harpersville. (at least not in Town Hall)
2. They only take cash and cashiers checks.
3. If your court date is tomorrow, you have until 4 p.m. (They close at 4) today to pay the fine in person or they will issue a warrant for the Oldest Boy's arrest. Of course, by this time...it's tempting.
4. They also are closed for lunch from 12-12:30.
I had an appointment with my attorney (I'll save this for another post) at 10 am. I had to drive my bus at 2:40...sooooooo.
Let's drive to Harpersville, won't that be soooooo much fun?
Stop by the bank, withdraw $123 (from Oldest Boy's account)
Drive South on Hwy 280
Get to Harpersville.
Don't Blink, you might miss it.
And here is Town Hall
Yes, that's the actual door I walked through to pay for the ticket.
It says OFEICE.
They must be Italian.