Sunday we got pulled over in one of two roadblocks. Tommie was asked for his drivers license by a very polite black police officer. I was particularly impressed with how pleasant he was, since it was SO hot and he must have had some unpleasant drivers to handle during the day.
He made sure that Tommie had a valid drivers license and then checked to see if he had any outstanding fines. Which
as we expected he had. He was told where to go to pay his fine so that we can be on our not-so merry way.
Tommie waited in the que to pay, while I started people watching. More playing a game really. I tried to guess who would have outstanding fines and how long the list will be (they print you this nice list of all the fines) I was pretty accurate and kepy myself well entertained lol
small things, small minds right?
Anway this old bakkie was pulled over with a black driver. A different officer walked up to him, got his license and went to check on the fines. He came back with this long list of fines….at least 5 from what I could see. The exchanged about five words and the driver left without paying a cent!
Flip! We had to go stand in this long que to pay a R100 fine and this guy could just go on to get more fines and pay even less? Eish.