A big wave hello to everyone for your words of support in my time of need.
See today is why I need LJ - venting is a very important health issue. I miss venting, and I really hate having to vent in a public space like the uni library.
So J heads off for school this morning - phonecall 15 minutes later, he's been booked for speeding. Not a big thing, well if you're fully licenced it's OK, but J is only on his Red Ps (1st year provisional licence, followed by 2 years Green Ps, and then onto full licence). Red Ps have only three points (full licence 12 points). Guess how many points you lose for speeding 30km over the limit - YES that's right, 3 points. So J will lose his licence for 3 months, have to pay the whopping fine of $579 (read it and weep), and I'm back to being the full-time taxi service. SHIT, SHIT, SHIT!!!!!!!
Still there is an upside to this - J only learns from the hard lessons - we've told him over and over about the consequences of speeding when you have an extremely limited number of points. He will be the one to suffer, no car, no money, so I don't have to do any lecturing. He's already beaten himself up about his stupidity.
BM and I will vent in other ways - by making a complaint to the local police command - the stupid officer insisted on searching our car as well, because well, J's a teenager and on P-plates, isn't that suspicion enough. No permission given, legal owners of car not asked - hence illegal search, so complaints will be made. Won't make any difference in the long run, but the officer may think twice in the future about hassling teenagers without due cause.
Only March 2 - looks like it's going to be a long month, with many trips to school and uni for me, AND still no computer .... WAH!