I don't get parking tickets. Never had one. Never been to gaol. Never been in trouble (well except for being kicked out of almost everyone of my Year 11 modern history classes - sorry Mr Lawler). I am a law-abiding citizen.
So no wonder the law-abiding citizen inside of me has just quivered in fear at the sight of a letter from my local council.
This is the kind of rebel I am. It's for outstanding library books. What kind of crazy am I? A book-loving kind of crazy, James Dean loving, Marlon Brando adoring kind of geek-crazy.
Huh? But I returned these books ages ago. Given they were late.. Yes, maybe a few months ago, but at $117.20, I should have kept the damn things. Sold them on Ebay. Made curtains out of them. Wallpapered them all over our bedroom. Had a bath in them. Rolled around in them. Slept on those fine 400 count pages. But, they weren't $117.20 worth. No way. Well I didn't get $117.20 worth of fun from them, that's for certain. They were mainly children's books about trains. And you know how I feel about trains.
Any ideas how I can remove this fine so it doesn't tarnish my law-abiding reputation. I can't even go to the library for the shame. How can I explain this to my kids without having to move to Mexico.
The word is out folks, I am a book nerd.