i had to go to court this morning in brecksville. no i did not get arrested for stalking NBA players, i received a speeding ticket. again.
no big deal, i gets tickets all the time - but that's not the story i want to share.
while sitting in court people watching and waiting my turn i take notice of the cutest old man. he had to be in his mid to late 80's i thought, but he was dressed to the nines with this little hat. i instantly love him.
sidenote: i LOVE old people.
so, i'm watching all the cases before mine, mostly in amazement with how so many young punks were there in jeans treating the cops and court staff with no respect. kids these days.
when it was the old gentleman's turn at the podium, he shimmies his was up to the stand (he's all of 5 feet), takes off his hat, and says hello to the mayor/judge.
the mayor/judge in brecksville announces to the court that this man is 87 years old and was allegedly going 75 mph in a 60 mph zone or something like that.
he also announces to the court that this man has NEVER in his 71 years of driving has received any type of moving violation.
NEVER RECEIVED A TICKET! in 71 years of driving!!! NEVER?!?
i let out a pretty audible "awwwwwww" when i heard this. i even said to the prosecutor that was sitting by me, "you guys should let him go!"
and the court did just that.
the mayor stated that a perfect driving record like that doesn't come around very often and that it needed to stay perfect. cute little man for the win!
the old man stood on his toes (he could barely see over the podium) and saluted the mayor. he went into a monologue stating that he was a world war II navy veteran and that he is so proud to be an american for instances just like this.
and then he saluted the mayor again.
i almost wanted to stand up and cheer for him or give him a high five as he made his way down the aisle.
i hope he has a family out there that is very proud of him and his 71 year perfect driving record.
i mean really though, how is that even possible?!?!
am i the only one out there who has received 14+ speeding tickets in 11 years of driving?
excuse me while i go google radar detectors.