So, a couple of weeks ago I got a speeding ticket. Is it my fault that Bellevue is hilly? Is it my fault that K- building is still sitting empty after 5 years? Is it my fault that while I was driving down a hill looking at the building and was busy trying to figure out if Costco really is going to move into it that I hit 38mph in 25mph zone?
oh yeah, I guess it is. damn.
The traffic officer was great about it. He explained that there is a little thing in Bellevue called a "deferred finding". This means you can ask the judge very nicely to excuse your indiscretion. But you can’t get another ticket for a year or you’ll end up paying the ticket and a bunch of court costs. So off I went to traffic court this morning. The judge did the deferred findings first and I was the only one so I was out of there right away. phew.
To celebrate my victory in the courtroom, so to speak, I treated myself to the original Bellevue greasy spoon, the Pancake Corral. It was packed and aside from a couple of construction workers and one waitress, I was the youngest one there.