Tomorrow (Tuesday) is the day of my court date for my wildy reckless 33-mph-in-a-25-mph-zone speeding ticket. Truly? I'm pretty nervous. I've never done anything like this before, and my overly active imagination is producing visions of the judge deciding the TOMORROW is the day he'll crack down on school-zone speeders and sentence me to 20 years in prison working in the--what else?--prison laundry room.
Thank you so much for all your advice on how to handle this. I've decided not to fight it; I'm just going to be respectful, brief, apologetic, and I will ask him to take my spotless record into consideration. Well, that, and pray like crazy that the police officer doesn't show up--if THAT happens, the whole thing is thrown out the window. Chilihead has ever so graciously offered to slash his tires tonight so that he can't make it to court in the morning. Because really, what are friends for?
The only thing I haven't decided is what I should wear. Should I go with the professional look--a suit and heels? Or (as I'm inclined) go for the "mom look"--cute capri pants and a cardigan? I'm thinking the latter says "I'm a PTA mom who normally drives safely so please look kindly upon me". Your vote?