“Of the Month” is meaningful here, because yesterday evening my wife got a ticket yesterday for talking on her cell phone.
Except that her cell phone was home at the time.
She told the police officer that she didn’t have a cell phone, and he told her she was lying, everybody has a cell phone.
She offered to let him search her pocketbook and car for a cell phone, and he refused.
Every police department in the nation denies that their traffic cops have monthly ticket quotas.
Yesterday was May 31.
By the way, it turns out that cell phone companies won’t give you access to records confirming that no calls were made or received on a phone on a given day. Seems “you own your phone, but we own your records,” and those records are only released if you hire a lawyer to issue a subpoena, or if the traffic cop requests it: the first option being highly impractical, and the second — especially in this case– highly unlikely.
My wife is likely to win this one: after taking time off from work and paying court costs, which most traffic courts charge you win-or-lose. And the cop? He filled his quota, and will suffer no consequences.
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