Let me start by saying that this is not how my Sunday should have started.
Being lazy as I was heading toward some coffee place I decided to take a bus instead of walking the 1km or so. I mean, I usually walk but I had a big bag so I though that maybe not today. Upon jumping in, I "forgot" to validate my ticket. Now I say that I "forgot" because I kind of wanted to but decided against. Sunday at noon, who will anyway check your ticket?
Thing is, here you can see the controllers as they are dressed in blue so it's easy to validate when you see them in the station. It's what I usually do when I don't validate cause it's foolproof way to not get a fine. I usually validate though cause I hate people who don't. This time I got distracted and found myself next to one of these ppl....A fine was upon me!
What I hate more than people who don't buy tickets, are people who don't pay the fine, get aggressive, yell, cry, beg, run!. I am one inclined to accept my faith and pay up. Many are not like that and maybe they get away with it a lot anyway. In the national spirit, getting a fine is being a little dumb. You should have said"no".
"But I didn't have a ticket..."
"Ehh, so what?! it happens once! everyone can make mistakes"
"Yeah, and the fine is 20$ not like one million exactly because.." [ cough cough, title of this post which goes towards...:D ]
" No way! Just bribe them with 5$ or whatever.."
This simply driving me crazy. I said many times that we need more "controllers" and bigger fines if we want the public transporation to work. We need people who don't take a bribe. We need for people to feel the burn of fees..and start buying tickets! Especially when tickets are already pretty cheap around here ( 0.2$ ). What was I if I didn't pay?
A hypocrite. A corrupted slime. A wishy-washy moron.
Nah, no thanks, I won't make an exception for myself and blame the society for its shortcomings. It's like saying FUCK YOU! to myself. I just paid.
It wasn't fun and i'm gonna pass on coffee next week to make up for it. But I felt good about myself a little and I actually respected the guy who fined me as he was pretty honest and ferm but not impolite. Hope to see him again...with a ticket!