That’s ridiculous! That shit should be illegal
wtf they took you to court for using someone elses oyster card?
I missed JBs post first time around but this happened to one of my best friends, caused her half a year or so of stress and anxiety, it was awful.
They never seem to bother charging the fines in Glasgow libraries.
50€ for not validating my train ticket heading out of Rome. Had no idea I had to validate it as I’ve travelled round Italy by train before and never had to do so. Apparently it’s a regional thing, said the guard, not wanting to issue me with a fine but ‘I’ve got to do my job’.
£30 for driving like 50 meters in a bus lane.
Quite a light sentence for bus theft.
jfc what a bunch of jobsworth bastards
€250, in the form of a new iPod Touch, for losing an iPod Touch that belonged to my uni
Got “Sorry xx” engraved on the replacement
I had an £80 fine for driving down a bus lane barely any longer than the length of my car in Bath accidentally. Took it on the chin to get the quick response discount.
Idk, just various ones over the years below £50 for late payment of bills and suchlike, I don’t have a very glamorous fine game. When I think back on all the far dodging and printing off fake bus tickets I used to do as a youth tho, makes my head spin, I’m lucky I was never caught. Would’ve been fucked up if they got me tho, I was dodging because I had no money, so they’d be punishing me for having no money by making me have even less money.
HMRC tried to grab me for a £1000 fine when I finished up being self-employed. I had 2 months of it at the start of the calendar year before quitting to go on benefits for 3 months before getting work. I’d only made a couple of grand so I didn’t think I needed to declare it and then I had to live in hostels for a while so I never got any letters about it. Somehow the message got through that it needed to be done at which point it was way overdue at which point I tried to sort it out but couldn’t cause I was trans and their system couldn’t adapt to that. Because of the extra delay caused by that I fell into the fine tier beyond overdue which meant being charged for a grand. In the end I went to my local MP wooooooaaaaahhhh ohhhhhhhh Thangam Debbonaire citing the fine as transphobic and they sorted it out for me. Knocked me down to the lower fine tier and it turned out HMRC owed me cash anyway so I walked out of it all with about £150 profit. Fucking awful experience though, I was so broke at the time.
Sorry you had to go through all that stress but happy to hear it was resolved with Rarity getting some ££