My Greatest Enemy is My Inner Me

This blog will tell the story of an up-and-coming young black man in his 20's

Friday, May 05, 2006

I need a woman.....or a secretary......or both....

I can honestly say that this has been a crazy, crazy week. Let's begin.

* As I've chronicled in the past, I had to go to court to resolve some matters from 5 and 6 years ago. One was for driving without insurance in 2000. I'm almost certain I had it but for some dumb ass reason (I was 20 at the time) my insurance info was in the trunk but the officer didn't allow me to get out to look for it. And I would have been fumblin' thru my junky trunk anyways to look for it. I never remembered getting a court date for it; possibly because it was sent to an old address in Rockford, as I moved back to Chi-town a few months earlier.

* In 2001, I was stopped for driving on a suspended registration. Again, a court date was set but I do not remember ever receiving one. I was still young at kinda dumb at the time, but I'm smart enough to know to never skip court no matter what the situation is.

Since I never went to court for either; the fines were 621 for no insurance and 1021 for suspended registration. I went to court last month to file a motion to vacate, and the prosecutor agreed that If I show that I have insurance on my current car and show that I no longer have the suspended registration car anymore, my fine would be reduced to 150 and 70, respectively. Ok the insurance thing is no problem, but the car..........

The whip in question was my 92 Park Avenue. I quit driving it once I got a "Lac Seville STS (I thought I was cold, LOL). So I let my boy Big One drive it around (again, me being young and dumb), and he was going to take care of it for me but it eventually needed some fixing and was inoperable. This fool left my car out with no plates on the street and the city towed it, and didn't tell me for quite a took me a while to forgive him. The city eventually crushed the car to a cube a la Christina. So what does that mean now? I can't tell them that the car was towed away by the city, or else that fine would stand. So I've been wracking my brain all week trying to figure out how I was going to plausibly prove I didn't have this car anymore. I thought of a few didn't come together until Wednesday.

I won't say what I did, for self-incrimination sake (LOL), lets just say "it wasn't right". So I went court on Thursday, really sweating the situation, wondering will the judge or the prosecutor see thru me. Again, I was dressed for the part, and again, I was the best dressed person at court that day. I'll never understand for the life of me why people don't look at least somewhat presentable when coming before a judge. One dude had on a white tee, some Space Jam Jordans, and black jogging pants rolled up to the knees.

It felt like forever waiting for my name to be called. Once it was called, the judge referred the cases to the prosecutor again. So I had to wait once more. After a long while, the prosecutor called me and another guy, who had a ticket from 1992 (WTF?) that he said he already paid. So he dealt with him for what seemed like another hour, but was maybe 10 mins. Then he got to me.

He looked over my insurance cards. OK

Now its time for the "proof of trade in of old vehicle". I was expecting him to really look at the info, but surprisingly, he barely glanced over it. OK

It's over!..........

The judge called me again, I agreed to pay 220, and I'm out the door!!!

But wait, its still not entirely over, yet. I have to wait until the system updates my info in the system, which takes about 3-5 business days, before I can get my license renewed. Which means I gotta drive from Chicago to F*ckin Joliet (about an hour and 15 mins) to get this info to give to the DMV. But the hard part is over.

* All of that work on trying to get my court 'ish right and I forgot that I had an appointment with my second job (the cable spot) to request the holidays off. See at my first job (the computer spot), we're off on the major holidays, no questions asked. We even get an extra day off it the holiday falls on a Tuesday or Thursday. But at the second job, its different. You have to put a bid in for your schedule, and it's based off of seniority. I get home last night, look at the caller id and I see my second job's name and number. WTF? You don't like to see that your job has called your house, especially on your day off (Friday fans, LOL). So I'm trippin' anxiously waiting to listen to this message.

"Hi Robert, It's "such and such" at the cable spot, and you didn't come in today to do your Holiday Bid. Please call us back either tonight or in the morning"


I couldn't sleep, because I knew that if you forget your appointment, you go to the end of line. Which means that I'll probably get to work a crappy a..ed schedule. And I liked having the holidays off to see family that I don't visit, especially my peoples in Texas. My only saving grace was that my appointment was the last one on the list yesterday, and my group still had appointments for this morning. So I go in and ask them to forgive my lack of punctuality.

"Oh that's ok Robert, come on in and tell us which Holidays you want off"

Whew!!! We're required to work 2 of the 7 major holidays (they count MLK as major), so I agreed to work Christmas and MLK. I don't have any kids, so Christmas doesn't mean much to me. And my schedule for that day is so early (7-11:45am) that I can still kick it with family afterwards. And I would have to work at my first job on MLK day anyways, so that's not a big deal. Which means I pretty much have all of the holidays off!

* I even managed to check out some TB's. The place I went to tried to sell me on this base model, but it looked too bare to me. It didn't even have tinted windows in the back. How me and Chappelle #1 going to have any truck action if I don't have any tints? (LOL). Plus it was white. I told them that I'm going to wait until I find something I really want.

* Showtime is tonight, tomorrow and Sunday. Thank you to all who have wished me luck. Somehow, Someway, I've remembered my lines for the most part.

Oh and one more thing, I won't be chidin' folks for not blogging for days at a time. As you can see, I haven't blogged in a week. To be honest, I haven't even looked at anyone's blog let alone mine since last week, so I got a lot of blog reading to catch up on.

Hopefully the female stories find a way back on here once I get all of my 'ish together.

Thanks for reading as always, and have a nice weekend,

Robert Mack.


Anonymous MzNewAgenda said...

Glad you got your court issues cleared up...Break a leg this weekend....

Fri May 05, 02:37:00 PM  
Blogger Dynasty said...

Good luck this weekend. I's good to see you're alive and well...

Fri May 05, 02:44:00 PM  
Blogger Royce's Daughter said...

Good luck with the show...can't wait to hear how it went. When you make it big I'ma be tellin everyone I know "Robert Mack" we was bloggin buddies LOL!!!

Fri May 05, 02:49:00 PM  
Blogger Knockout Zed said...

Good deal, Mack. I'm glad you had a little time to keep us posted.

Break a leg, dude.


Fri May 05, 03:23:00 PM  
Blogger Nika Laqui said...

Glad to see things working out for you playa...

Break a leg...

I don't give my job my phone number, I give them my mother's phone number, shit...don't call me if I'm not at work....*lol*

Fri May 05, 05:18:00 PM  
Blogger NegroPino™ said...

Break a
Have a great weekend!!!!

Sun May 07, 06:50:00 PM  
Blogger Mr.Venom said...

Yeah I am going to have a court appt with the man myself. Caught doing 95 in a 65mph. Shyt I am definitely going to feel it in my pocket. I'm plead for no points, so I can just pay the fine.

I'm sure you did well over the weekend.

Mon May 08, 06:25:00 PM  
Blogger Robert L. Mack said...

@ E'body
Thanks for the love. It went well.

No sarcasm there is it? (LOL)

@Royce's Daughter
Based on the activity at your blog, youre the STAR. I'm just in awe that you even find time to come past my lil ole blog (LOL!!!!)

In this case I'm glad they had the house #, because it slipped my mind. Aint no telling what kind of holidays I would have had off if I didnt show up. But I was trippin when I seen them on the caller id

@Free Agent
Hmm free agent now huh....When do we start the negotiations????

Yeah I just got one more thing to do with boondock Will County, and I'm done. I haven't had any moving violations in 3 years, and I dont plan on getting any more, believe that!

Tue May 09, 12:48:00 PM  

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