When I got home on Tuesday from work, there was a mysterious piece of mail waiting for me.
Had an Airmail sticker on it.
That bad, suspicious feeling started to creep up.
I opened it, lo and behold…
This is actually my very first speeding ticket ever. The absurd thing is, it’s not even issued from my own city!
This was a result from our 12 Apostles trip. The stupid thing is, I was not even the driver, but the rental car was under my name. Essentially, I am paying for someone else’s mistake. I did pay it because it’ll put my mind at ease. Not that I was debating paying it or not, but a colleague whose girlfriend spent 6 months in Australia had a speeding ticket mailed to her as well was told by a law student that is best to just pay it off, especially since we’re foreigners. I spent a few days mulling over whether it would affect me here: would insurance increase? Driving record? OMG!
Lesson here is, don’t let someone else drive if they are not the one renting the car. I just find the whole situation amusing and chalk it up to a really expensive experience.