posted on Aug, 14 2018 @ 09:15 AM
a reply to: Freeborn
Haha, you are right about the 'old school tie' though, my son rolled his car a few years ago while drunk, took an electricity pylon out and caused a
blackout for thousands of homes. I have no idea how he survived with no injuries but he did and of course ended up in court.
Day of court, son dressed in a sharp suit and wore his rugby club tie (he plays first XV for our town), looking all remorseful and sorry. The
magistrate noticed his tie, and scolded him saying he had brought shame on the club, and he should work hard to show that his actions were not
representative of a man who enjoys the 'gentlemans' game.
Bit of a lecture from the bench, then a £200 fine and 7 month ban, not even any damages ordered for the electricity pylon, they said it was up to the
National Grid to pursue him through the civil court, which they didn't.
It is guaranteed that if he had turned up in a hoody and track trousers then he would have had the book thrown at him, and only proved to me that
bull#ting the law and playing the game is the way forward. If the magistrates can identify with you as 'one of the good ones' who just made a mistake
then it's in the bag.
Law is a game to me, and legislation is merely guidance...know the rules and it's easy to get by.