Walked home today in the 3Xtr3m3 h34t, so sent Joe/Frank down to collect the mail (the mailbox not being on the direct 3xtr3m3 h34t route). There was some mail for Don and none for me1, thus I cast all mail-related matters out of my mind.
When Don arrived home (with wine!) he opened the mail and found the following:
Gasp! Pinged for doing 53kph in the Cross City Tunnel, which at the time of driving was a 40kph zone (I will point out that the usual speed for the tunnel is 80kph – stupidly ridiculous variable speed limits! And for no reason!).
It would seem that my kindly gesture in driving Joan home after she locked her keys in her haus had backfired!
One point gone and $90 later.
Don thinks this hilarious because I am an absolute stick-to-the-speed-limit-Nazi (no! really!) and curse all who exceed it, including Don (and it is interesting to note that he has well exceeded 80 in that tunnel and remained unscathed. Conspiracy?).
Joan can catch the bus(es) home next time2.
1Interestingly, Joan called about a random ANU survey sent to 80K hausholds in Sydney and asked if we had received it, I was all like, “no, but Don has a mysterious, unidentified mail item from Strawberry Hills”.
2Also, Joan, you need to return your spare set of keys to me for when this next occurs.