Southern Humorists


    Reopening negotiations with the North - One Laugh at a time.

Down Home
Good Ol'  Staff
Y'all Come Join
Dixie Dispatch
Get Our Ezine
Humor Shop
Buy Our Books
Our Writers
Theresa Adams
Sherri Bailey
Ben Baker
Shag Baker
Lisa Barker
Renee' Barnes
Mama Kat
Melissa Baumann
Mike Bay
Neal Beard
GL Benton
Mark Berryman
John L. Brazell
Brenda Birmelin
John Brock
Mitch Chase
Carson Cockman
Maxwell Courson
Willis Craik
Kevin Crawford
Steve Darnell
David Decker
Cheryl Dendy
Judy Diamond
Doug Dickerson
Horace J. Digby
Susie Dunham
Irv Eisenberg
Carrie English
Diane Estill
Leeuna Foster
Lisa Friedman
Karin Fuller
Bill Fullerton
Angela Gillaspie
Joe Giorgianni
Cathy Gregor
Tom Hale
Chase Hart
Robert Haught
Ken Hill
Wayne Hunt
Edward Hurst
Neil O. Jones
Phil Jones
Stephen Kramer
Marti Lawrence
Monica M.
Barbara Madden
Alice Masci
Bill Melton
Sheila Moss
George Motz
Mark Motz
Tom O'Brien
Jason Offutt
Ed Owen
J.  Papandrew
Greg Podolski
Rick Rantamaki
Joyce Rapier
Cappy Rearick
Susan Reinhardt
G  Richardson
Elisa Ritter
Tisha Sharp
Dana Sieben
Julie W  Smith
James L. Snyder
Bev Sobkowich
Asa Sparks
Al Speegle
Leon Stewart
Ren Summerlin
BobLee Swagger
Brian  Thompson
David Wayne
Roy P Whittaker
S.D. Youngren
Jest fer Fun!
Possum Hunt
The Word "Girl"
Deer Hunting
Cut the Mustard
Snipe Hunting
Snake Handlin'
Rooster Contest
Redneck Car
Sneaky Snake
Boiled Peanuts 
Tipsy Chicken
Fried Jelly Beans
Marriage Advice
Super Dudes
Summer Fav's
Bacon Grease
Big Butts
Purty Peggy
Tub o' Lard
Dixie Dispatch
Dixie Dispatch
Redneck Lovin'
Diggin' in Dirt
All About Dixie
Critters Varmints
Gooder'n Grits
Southern Autumn
Scared Silly
Piggin' Out
Links & Stuff
Visit Our Sites
HOT HumorLinks
Link Swap
Favorite Toons
Chicken Writer
Say Howdy!
Email a Howdy
Our Policy

Dedicated to Marta Martin  

Tribute to AsA

  Updated 1-2-08




























Horace J. Digby -- Humor Columnist for the Columbia River Reader and SandBagger Mag-e-zine! - Photo by John Claypool.

Traffic Tickets

by Horace J. Digby

    I would like to thank my friend Herb for that e-mail about how to avoid getting avoiding "points" against your driver's license if you get a traffic ticket.

    The idea is to pay a few dollars over the fine, but NOT CASH THE REFUND CHECK!  Apparently If the financial transaction is NOT closed, points are not assessed against your license, but since the system has been paid, it won't bother you anymore.

    It sounded like good advice to me, but I wanted to try it out before passing it along to my readers.  I hadn’t gotten a ticket in years, and wasn’t really sure how to get one.  So I drove through town at thirty miles an hour.  But the police just ignored me.  Then I tried going the wrong way on a one-way street.  Still no ticket.  So I drank a quart of Ouzo and drove back and forth right in front of the police station.  Still no ticket.  At that point I parked my car and went inside to complain.  Still no luck.  But when I came out, someone had given me a parking ticket.

    The fine was twenty-eight dollars, so I sent a check for thirty dollars.  The city kept the extra money and sent me a letter saying I needed to pay the exact amount because they were unable to accept a check for over the amount.  I sent another check for the exact amount.  Now I am out fifty-eight dollars plus all that money for the booze and gas.

    The city sent a note back telling me I had already paid the ticket, enclosing a photocopy of my second check.  A few days later I got a letter saying I would be arrested and my car impounded if I did not pay the original ticket.  The only sensible thing to do was drive to the police station and straighten the mess out.  But when I went out to my car it had been impounded.

    I took a cab to town, twenty-five dollars, paid the tow bill and the impound fee and paid the ticket again, one hundred-fifty dollars, seventy-five dollars, twenty-eight dollars.  Then I drove to the police station to see if I could get my other checks back.  I parked again, but this time I put three quarters in the meter, seventy-five cents.  While the clerk was trying to get my checks back, the tow company called.  It seems I had written so many checks, that my check for the towing bill had bounced.

    I was arrested and had to post bail, six hundred dollars.  By the time I was released, my parking meter had expired, twenty-eight bucks.

    I went back into the police station, but they would not take my check.  I told them about Herb's scheme to avoid getting drivers license points.  The officer told me that there are no points for parking tickets.

    Needless to say I was a little irritated and said some things I probably should not have said.  The bail for disorderly conduct was two hundred dollars.  I have been ordered to take anger management classes—about two thousand dollars.  My license has been suspended due to all of the unpaid tickets.  My bank charged me one hundred twenty-five dollars in over draft fees, and my car was repossessed because my last payment check bounced.

    Thanks for the advice Herb.

P.S. I plan to e-file my taxes this year.  Any suggestions?

-- Horace J. Digby
Copyright © 2005, Lexington Film, LLC. All rights reserved

Visit Lexington Film, LLC   Copyright © 2005 Lexington Film, LLC. All rights reserved  

More Funny Columns from Southern Humorists


Home Staff | Join Us | Dixie Dispatch | Links | Humor Shop

"We Cover the Country Like Kudzu"

Copyright 2008 Southern Humorists' Enterprises
Editor - Angela Gillaspie
- Editor - Sheila Moss  - Consulting Editor - Ben Baker
Dixie Dispatch - Angela Gillaspie - - Sheila Moss - Publicity Editor - Leeuna Foster