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So give me some feed back on this one guys about what you would have done.

I ride the train up to the school everyday and have a pass to ride. Well when I got to the station and got my stuff together I found out that I didn’t have my pass and only had enough money for a one way ride. Now the police only occasionally enforce the ridership fee by getting on the train and asking to see tickets. So I decide to take the chance and take a free ride up to the school and pay for the way back. So i get on the train and sit next to the door facing the window so I can see if any cops are getting on so I can get off like it was my stop the whole time.

Things are going good and Becca calls me and I tell her what I am doing and we talk for a bit and I completely forget to check for the police for two stops. Luckily I remember to start looking again. At the second to last stop I start watching and there are no cops on the waiting pad and the doors all shut. Then suddenly the door across and down from me opens and a cop gets on while I’m talking to Becca. then it starts beeping, which means in 3 seconds it will close. Now remember all the other doors have shut, so any one getting off has most likely already done it.

I casually stand up and go straight to the door across from me like I planed, but it is so late that I don't know if I can pull it off that this is my stop and that I’m not just running from him, like I am. Out of the corner of my eye I see him start walking towards me, so I try to make it seem like this is my stop by saying to Becca rather abruptly if you ask her, “So you want me to meet you at the Taco Bell across the street”? She of course is like uhhhh… sure. But it works and the cop stops coming at me and I walk onto the waiting ramp no problems. Then I just walk to the next stop wait 10 min and catch the next train.

Now Becca said if it was her she would have just stayed on the train and taken the ticket and maybe if she had gone to the court or whatever she could show she had a pass the whole time and maybe they would have gotten rid of the ticket. I think I did the better thing. What would you guys have done?


6 responses to "No ticket , No Ride"

  1. Ginny On February 15, 2008 at 3:02 PM

    That's a tough one. I don't know what I would have done.

  2. Becca On February 15, 2008 at 3:41 PM

    You have a pass. You aren't free-loading. And they would have waived the ticket if they gave it to you. It's like if they give you a ticket for driving without a license or proof of insurance. If you show it in court and it was in fact good on the day of the ticket, they will throw it out. Wuss.

  3. Bowles Family On February 16, 2008 at 2:00 PM

    I probably would have been too freaked out to run and would have just tried to plead my case, but so far in my law-breaking days I dont plead cases very well so i would have ended up with the ticket. I think since you pulled it off you did the right thing rather than have to hassel with fighting a ticket.
    PS-Happy Birthday tomorrow!!!

  4. Sonic Death Monkey!!! On February 16, 2008 at 10:16 PM

    I've would've gone for the cheap adrenaline thrill ride and snuck past the cop like you. Not only do you feel great after you get away with it, but then you don't have to deal with our great American bureaucracy and judicial system.

    The only thing I might have done differently it knocked the cop out with a roundhouse kick and stole his gun and/or taser.

  5. Anonymous On February 17, 2008 at 10:36 AM

    I would have done what you did, but argued it as Becca suggests if I had gotten caught.
    Happy Birthday!

  6. Ginny On February 17, 2008 at 9:46 PM

    Happy Birthday Alann!! Hope you had a great day!