One day when the pianist was strapped and busy with children she received a visit from the city police department who told her I was under arrest for failure to pay multiple parking tickets ad should appear at the police station. On hearing this I clearly thought my contribution to mankind at that time would be apparent and absolve me if they understood using our spot for police cars was not on. I hastened down to the police station to deliver my opinion, was informed of the charges, booked, finger printed, and jailed. Shortly after, the desk sergeant said I could make bail and my jail door was unlocked.
He asked me if I was guilty of the charges and I said no, since given the situation and the self importance of my work I considered they were dealing with me unfairly. Still, I was my own worst enemy and deep down I knew it. Despite that I believed I could argue my own case before the judge. We had a date and I argued my case as I thought it would be convincing. The judge smiled at me and said, "50 dollars or ten days and all your tickets in arrears to be paid." I smiled at him and bit the bullet. Never walk loudly and carry a small stick. I learned my lesson. It may be cliche but it is so applicable I must use it. " Too soon old too late smart."