February 26th, 2007

hello kitty angel
  • gnittar

not sure if this really qualifies as "service" but i need help...

Back in June, one of my headlights from my car at the time went out. I got pulled over for it, but the police officer gave me a slip that, if I got my headlight fixed within 24 hours and got it signed, would dismiss me from paying the ticket fee. So the next day I got it fixed, inspected and signed by a state trooper. On the court date assigned on the ticket, I went in and handed the judge my ticket and the slip. He looked it over and told me "we're dismissing it, you're free to go."

Fast forward to two weeks ago. I received a notice from the DMV stating that my license is getting suspended on March 20 because I "failed to show up in court" on the date which I did, indeed, show up for and get dismissed from. So I call the court and they're like "well, since you have no PROOF that you actually went, there's nothing we can do! You can plead guilty or not guilty to see if you can keep your license from getting suspended." WTF? How do they expect me to have proof if the judge took it? Why is it that I'm being punished because the court lost my forms? What would you do in this situation, I really don't know how to go about it...

Minor Costco Suckage

This happened a while ago but it still really steams me.

My usual Costco opens at 9 am for business members and 10 am for regular members. One time I stopped by another Costco at 10 am and I walk in and flash my card and the door guy blocks my way. I'm totally surprised so I stand there and wonder what the heck is going on. He tells me blah blah you aren't allowed in for another hour since this Costco opens at 10 am for business and 11 am for regular members. This is fine, my fault for not checking the hours before I came by. Apparently I had been standing there too long for his taste because he tells me that I need to move out of the way and proceeds to push me back. Not very hard but enough to make me stumble a bit as I was pushed backward.

I don't know where the hell that guy was trained but you do not touch customers. I would've been quite happy to move had I been asked and then GIVEN enough time to move.