Monday, December 22, 2008

"It's just like Santa's workshop! Except it smells like mushrooms... and everyone looks like they wanna hurt me..."

What I'm referring to is NOT the mail's the three different police stations we've been to today.

You may ask yourself why in the world was she at three different police stations? That, my friends is what I'm about to tell you.

Clear back in September, Sue was pulled over. It was late at night and it was past curfew was the first reason he gave her. BUT she didn't have her driver's license on her. "Beddy, beddy not good". (Earl quote there) So, she was issued a citation.

Sue followed the instructions and called to find out how much her ticket was, then on November 3, attempted to go pay it. She went to one police station and they told her "You have to go to the WV Police to take care of that". So, off she went there.

When she showed the WV Police her thing, they said "it's not in the system yet. Take this number and call once a week until the end of the year. If it's not in by then, you won't need to worry about it."

Well, every time she called, it still wasn't in the system.
Saturday, we got a warrant for her arrest in the mail. With a bail of $265.00
Evidently I've been harboring a criminal! Ugh!
So, today, we start our little jaunt to pay the damn thing.
First we go to WV. They say "oh, you have to go to this other office to take care of that"
Then we went to a different police station and they say "oh, you have to go to the office North of here to take care of that"
Then we go to the County office. Finally, we're in the right place.
We show lady #1 the stuff (the ticket with the stamp from WV and the warrant). She tells us "go back to where it says bla bla bla (can't remember what it said) They should be able to take care of that with no problem"

We go back there. They say "oh, I can't do anything for you here. You need to go pay the bail and schedule a court date back there where it says bla bla bla"

So we went there. We paid the $265.00 for a ticket that should have been $40, and now we wait for our court date on Feb. 5

Oh, they told us that her licence would be suspended so we needed to go to the Driver's license division and show them the paper saying we paid her bail and they would take the note off her license.

So we go there... they tell us the ticket isn't in the system. WHAT??? You've got to be kidding me!

So now, I guess we wait for a letter in the mail telling us the license isn't valid until the we show that we've paid our money.

What a freaking joke!

I'm keeping the nutcracker songs because they still go with this post, but I'm also adding Bon Jovi's Dead or Alive. Enjoy!

Jason said I was being a "South Pole Elf" today. Sorry for that. Here's my 5 fave for today, actually, make that 8 for the day:

#1 Got to check off lots on my to-do list today

#2 Got to go see my cute dentist

#3 Only one more tray to go on my invisalign!!!!! :D

#4 Things are looking up for my computer problems

#5 My shopping is DONE!

#6 My house is warm, it smells good, and it looks lovely in it's Christmas attire

#7 my friends ROCK... (even without me) They got to Rock band today and I didn't. Waaah. But they called to give me the invite- and that totally rocks! Thanks Dani :)

#8 and last, but not least... I love my family and I think they love me too! Even if I'm a bit out of sorts today, well, make that the past few days.


McCulley's said...

Wow what a day! Bet she'll never forget her license again. What a joke. You really needed rockband today!

Panamenos said...

yikes! how terrible. i'm sorry brandi (and sue!). i hope the rest of your week goes better. Merry Christmas!

Zobell Fam said...

I am cracking up...the whole time I have known sue she has reminded me of myself as a teen...well now she has proved me right! I will never forget getting my own warrent in the mail!! FRAME it because it is FUNNY!!!!I am glad she is not in jail.

Cindy said...

That is completely ridiculous. I can't believe they would issue a warrant for arrest for 1 unpaid ticket. They should have waved that considering she did try to pay and couldn't because of the stupid way they have their system set up. I would be so frustrated. CRAZY!

Mike and Dee said...

What a pain! Things like this always happen before Christmas! I hope it all works out!

Nene said...

Talk about drama for the mama! Hope everything works itself out and you don't have to fork over even more moo-lah! Or if I see a whole bunch of cop cars in front of your house I'll know why, lol!

Shill and Company said...

Wow, that really stinks. I can't believe the run around. Well, actually I can, considering who you had to work with. What a mess!