“Good afternoon sir!” The traffic police officer beamed as I lowered my car window.
“erm… hi.” I replied flatly. Not feeling too friendly since I just got flagged down at the police roadblock, as usual.
“Yes sir, our cameras caught you speeding @ 121km/h near the 71 marker.” The policeman continued almost enthusiatically.
And then he paused, staring intently @ me with his eyebrows raised.
This is way too familiar for me. Must have encountered it at least 10 times.
A friend once commented that their “friendly service” rivals that of even 5-star hotels.
In a nearby country where I live, they have this super duper long highway called the “Never Smooth” highway in short N.S. Highway.
I travel on it rather often, and must have clocked more than 40,000km on it by now.
Where the speed limit is 110km/h, I usually get caught between 120-130km/h, regretting later why I did not go even faster since I was going to be stopped anyways.
The deal is simple – “let us fine you and pay $300/- at the station or settle for 10% of the fine right now and nobody will ever know about it”
I know what I choose everytime.
But what about you?
Would you pay the $300 or the 10%?