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Here is one story retold, albeit with a pithier ending:

From John:

Police come back.

What happened: So I had to pay off my parking tickets with the University I attend before I could register for classes. I thought I had paid them all off already, but figured I had received another one since that I had fogot about. Well, I get to the police department and the officer tells me that I have 6 tickets on my record that had be paid for before I could register. I looked at the dates of the tickets and they were the tickets I had already paid off earlier that year!!! I gave them hell about it and asked how I was able to register for classes last semester if I had all of these tickets from years ago. She gave some smart ass remark about how "the system isn't perfect ya know".

What I said: Ohh, Okay.

What I SHOULD have said: Obviously...

on the stairs

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