it was a rather curious turn that involved traffic court. the day after i told brian i was pregnant, he went out and wrecked his car. so i went to pick him up for his job interview the following day and received a “speeding” ticket as a result of coasting down a hill which was then followed by tickets for inspection and insurance.
i had coverage, i just hadn’t put the new cards in my glove compartment yet. and i took care of the inspection within the allotted 10 days. upon arriving at the court building to take care of everything, my inspection was dismissed for $10, but i was told i would have to have a court date to dismiss my insurance ticket and get deferred adjudication for the speeding ticket.
i was dismayed. why wouldn’t they just let me pay the fines and be done with it? and on top of that, i was issued a court date nearly set in stone for today, december 22nd, mere moments before the full swing of yuletide gets underway.
of course all this time, i thought it was set for the 23rd until a random occurrence late last night caused me to look at the paperwork again. twice.
so come this afternoon, off to court i went.
there were probably 35 people on the docket. a handful didn’t show up for the docket call. then we were told to come back in an hour to see if the witnesses had shown. at no point was i asked if i wanted witnesses.
after an hour, we all filed back in for yet another docket call where all but maybe four cases were dismissed. free of charge. mine included.
and i hadn’t even asked for it to be dismissed.
but i wasn’t complaining.
after a couple of days of being told my OB/GYN’s were not in-network by humana (after 3 months and four appointments) and then being told they likely were in-network by the doctors’ billing department and then being told that only physicians with humana and located in houston were in-network by the doctors’ billing department via humana and then being told my HR rep at work would check into it and after scheduling an appointment to have a $100 (plus labor) air intake hose installed, i was happy to get a break somewhere. anywhere.