Guilty With Explanation
Professor Squared arrived early at the courthouse to prepare his presentation for his traffic ticket.
The Bailiff gave everyone an overview. He told them what to expect and the decorum required in court.
After the presentation, everyone was escorted to the Court Room.
The first case surprised the Judge.
A young man was cited for driving too slow.
The Officer gave a presentation of the infraction that he cited the young man for.
After the Officer finished, the Judge asked the young man, "Do you have any questions for the Officer?"
He slowly shook his head.
"Are you sure?"
The young man slowly nodded his head.
The Judge paused, raised his eyebrows, and said, "Guilty. The fine will be $25.00 and costs."
As the young man walked up the aisle towards the exit, he shrugged his shoulders and whispered, "Oh well."
Professor Squared remembered that guy. He barely passed his basic math class.
It was now the Professor's turn.
After the Officer explained to the Judge about the reason for the speeding citation, the Judge asked, "Do you have any questions for the Officer?"
"No sir. I was going a bit fast."
And the Judge replied, "The Officer noted 10 miles over the speed limit."
"Yes Your Honor, but I have an explanation."
The Judge said, "Explanations do not eliminate guilt. I am sure you have a good reason. You admitted your guilt which requires a fine. Your fine will be $45.00 and costs."
As the Professor walked up the aisle, he passed a former student of his.
The student smirked and said, "Good Morning Professor, I admire your logic."
Squinting his eyes and pursing his lips, he pretended not to hear as he headed for the exit.
Power of Nine - Existing in Time Professor Squared asked Professor L’esprit who taught French Philosophy, to step in and teach one of his math classes.
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