A couple months ago at Jon & Joan's Going Away Dinner, we were all sitting around having some wine when the guys decided to go outside for a cigar. So they took their wine and headed out for a bit while us girls stayed in to chat. About an hour goes by when we realize how long they've been gone and as soon as we started wondering where they were, in bursts Russ. He grabs his wallet off the table and says, "I need my license, we're getting tickets," and then storms out. Shocked and a little confused, Joan grabs her phone to text Jon, who I think was the only guy who took his phone with him. Sure enough, they were busted for having "an open container" outside. A little while later they all come moping back in grumbling how dumb it was that four men, in wedding bands, having cigars and talking, sitting on their own stoop, would get busted for having some red wine outside, in big fancy wine glasses nonetheless. Like, does it really look like they're out for trouble? Couldn't they just have gotten a warning? Apparently not. They said the ladycop claimed she "had to" because her boss was riding with her that night. Whatever.
Jump to two weeks ago. The guys are all talking one night and the subject comes up. Of course none of them have paid their ticket yet. Figures. So a few days later and us girls find out we all got them to take care of it and send in the payment.
Jump to yesterday. We get a letter in the mail saying the issue has been absolved and we don't have to pay! Apparently since everyone missed the deadline for payment, they considered that a plea of not-guilty, which defaults them to a court-date, aaaand apparently since none of them showed up to that (because none of them knew about it), including the policelady, they dismissed it! Free birds, lucky dogs!