Don’t you just love the beach, and bonfires? Even better is a bonfire on the beach as you listen to the crackling fire, and waves hit the shore, as you sit nestled with your feet in the sand.
Years ago, about thirty to be exact (I’m no spring chicken), I was at the beach at night; never you mind what I was doing there. Also, that summer there were a lot of underage kids drinking on the beaches at night. Local law enforcement was out in droves doing beach sweeps picking up minors who were drinking. I was in my 20s at the time, so I wasn’t one of the minors they were targeting.
I watched a whole slew of sheriff’s deputies approach a large bonfire and bring all the kids up to the parking lot. They all received a summons to appear in court. I suspect their parents were also called that night. I was also swept up in the “sting.” I explained to the deputy that I was neither drinking nor underage.
Apparently though I missed the sign that said that park closed at dark. Alas, I too received a summons to appear in court. However, my ticket said that I was on the beach at 4pm, not 4am.
When I arrived in court a few weeks later I was surrounded by a courtroom full of minors and their parents who also had to appear before the judge. When it was my turn, I decided to be a wanna-be attorney. It went something like this:
Judge Post: How do you plea?
Me: Your Honor, is this a legal document? (Holding up my ticket/summons).
Judge Post: What?
Me: Is this ticket considered a legal document?
Judge Post: Yes. Now what is your point Ms. Rayner?
Me: Am I not here today because of this legal document?
Judge Post: (Clearly losing patience) Ms. Rayner …
Me: Your Honor, if I am here today because of this legal document, it states that I was on the beach at 4pm. Is it a crime to be on the beach at 4pm?
Judge Post: Were you on the beach at 4am?
Me: It states here that …
Judge Post: WERE YOU ON THE BEACH AT 4AM?
Me: Yes Sir.
Judge Post: I fine you $75. Leave my court room NOW.
Well alrighty then. I guess this shows that I have analyzed and questioned things from a very young age. I didn’t learn the fine art of silence until later in life. I still sometimes battle with “Don’t say it. Don’t do it. Sometimes silence IS a response. Walk away, LA. Whoop there it is. I HAD to say it.” Oh well.
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