When the court agreed to the postponement, I took this as a good sign and immediately asked that they postpone it again. And then again, and again, and again until they wouldn't let me postpone it any more without anteing up. Fair enough, it was like 6 months later. So I sent the state of Maryland the $300 and begged for one more chance to defend myself. Their policy was that I could still get one last shot at a court date and attempt to get my money back, so I requested one. 'Cause you know I'll be damned before I let them just take that money when I:
- wasn't speeding
- was off on a midnight rescue mission
- was sandwiched between slow-moving tractor trailers on a single lane road for hours
- lectured by the document falsifying cophole who pulled me over
- or at all for that matter!
So yeah, they wrote back and said I could have one more chance, and scheduled the final court date for the one day I specifically had asked them not to in my very pleasant final request letter, the Friday I was in Florida being a spinster with a schnook. Which was pretty rude and decidedly not an accident (applies both to my grandmothers name calling and the court date assignment). Much like the mistake of ticketing me in the first place.
So I just said fuck it, and let it go. Not worth any more anxiety. Paid and done. A thing of the past. Right?
Today I got a letter in the mail from the MVA stating that since I have 5, 6, or 7 points on my license now (*gasp*!) I have to take this two hour Point System Conference (PSC) course sometime over the next month or else i can get my license suspended. Suspended!! The letter goes on to say that if I should fail to take that course sometime over the next month then I will have 15 days to take another useless acronym, the DIP (driver improvement program) before my license gets suspended! Oh, and these courses/conferences? Yeah, not free. And there are exams involved!
Do you believe this shit?!
Next time someone expects me to rescue them and their severed limb, a sliding scale of rescue charges will most definitely apply. And it had better be on a freakin' Saturday afternoon.