It used to be that when you rescued a cat you took him to the vet for a check-up and or neutering. SImple. It is no longer that way and like the old saw that no good deed goes unpunished it now costs a fortune to be a nice guy.
Kitty is being neutered as I write this.
I got my first ticket in years the other night on the way home just as I was getting ready to pull off the turnpike.
The 'what can I do to get out of this' set is going to tell me I amm an idiot but when the officer approached me I told him I was going too fast and that I was in a bit of a hurry to get home after a long trip to sea.
He looked thoughtfully at me and said he had to write me because he had a partner in the car and said he'd do what he could. A few minutes later he came back with a ticket for failure to obey a posted sign which was true in that I was speeding in a reduced speed area and it was posted as such.
This meant a smaller fine and no points off my license.
ANyway, I got off fairly light considering that I was going like the hammers of hell.
When he issued it he commented that I seemed to not be too upset and I told him that as I have aged I have learned that an awfully lot of people talk themselves into jail and the besrt thing to do is simply shut the hell up and if there's a disagreement than you simply take it to court.
I then asked him what would have happened to me if I had argued with him and he grinned. "It would have simply cost you poits and more money."
There it is.
Anyway, I have to take care of that today and it is simply a case of writing a check.
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