A New Yorker was forced to take a day off from work to appear for a minor traffic summons. He grew increasingly restless as he waited hour after endless hour for his case to be heard. When his name was called late in the afternoon, he stood before the judge, only to hear that court would be adjourned for the rest of the afternoon and he would have to return the next day.
“What for?!?!?” he snapped at the judge.
His honor, equally irked by a tedious day and sharp query, roared out loud: “Twenty dollars contempt of court! That’s why!”
Then, noticing the man checking his wallet, the judge relented: “That’s all right. You don’t have to pay now.”
The young man replied, “I know. But I’m just seeing if I have enough for two more words.”
Hat tip: Paul of Mr. Cruiser’s Notes
Image Credit: DriversTest.info
48 thoughts on “Traffic Summons”
I always say, if you can afford it and you really want it, go for it! Bless his heart. 😉
Have yourself a perfectly lovely day, Sandee! big hugs xoxo
He sure does want to go for it. Bless his heart. 🙂
I bet I know what those next too words would be.
I think we've all come to the same conclusion about that. 🙂
LOL, cool joke…
Thanks Rajiv. 🙂
Haha, so funny. Have a lovely end of the week.
You too Vanessa. 🙂
I wondered what those two words would be? ha,ha,ha. Have a wonderful Thursday Sandee. See ya.
We're probably thinking the very same thing here Paul. 🙂
If one of those words starts with the letter 'F', will it cost more?
Probably. I think we all figured out what he'd like to say. 🙂
Good one Sandee. I would have wanted those two more words too.You and Zane and Little Bit have one terrrific day.
All of us would. Judges can be so mean at times. 🙂
That's a great one! And I know exactly what those two words would be.
Yes, we do don't we. 🙂
Have a great day!
You have a nice day too. 🙂
Make them count!
I'm guessing the fine will be way more than $20.00 if he says what I think he wants to say. 🙂
My thought exactly. He might want to quit while he's ahead.
Sometimes it's best to just button those lips. 🙂
That is New York!
Really? Never been there. Good to know. 🙂
Yep, judges can be so trying at times. 🙂
I strongly suspicion that next word begins with an F…haha!
Big hugs, honey…
You're probably right too. 🙂
It's hard to win at traffic court. The deck is stacked against you. The judge is paid by the people to whom the fine is paid.
So very true. It's one huge collection agency. 🙂
I hope he is careful what he says, it may come back to bite him :((
Probably will bite him and hard. 🙂
LMAO don't you just like the determination
Have a yelltastic day Sandee ;-h
Yes, at least he's smart enough to see if he has the resources first. 🙂
Bwwwwah!!! (((hugs))) and love!
Hugs and love back Caren. Scritches to Cody. 🙂
ouch! Depending on the two more words might end up with an overnight stay in the pokey
Could be more than an overnight stay. Don't mess with the judge. 🙂
Don't mess with the judge is right. 🙂
Too, not all words might have equal costs. I wouldn't chance it.
I've known a lot of judges over the years and some were as nice as the day is long and some not so much. 🙂
Haha! Hopefully he equally enjoyed his night in jail the judge more than likely gave him as well!
You're probably right too Jennifer. 🙂
I'm pretty sure I know what those two words would be. Or at least I know which two words I would want to say 🙂
I think you and I would be saying the same words. Yes indeed. 🙂
NEVER, NEVER PISS OFF A JUDGE—-I LEARNED THAT THE HARD WAY!
I worked around/with judges for 25 years. You DON'T want to make them angry. 🙂
Not his day, I guess.
No Binky, he's not having a good day. 🙂