Friday, September 15, 2023

That's One Way to Protest a Ticket

Justin Lee of Auckland, New Zealand, got ticketed for speeding in January of 2004. When he got a good look at the ticket, he realized there was an important typo. Well, not exactly a typo, because it was hand-written, but a mistake nevertheless. Lee pondered his defense argument and wrote a letter to the New Zealand Police Infringement Bureau about it. The letter was a masterpiece. To do it justice, Letters Live recruited New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi to read it to an audience at Royal Albert Hall. Waititi gave an extraordinary performance that brings an unlikely scenario to life.

To learn the rest of the story, meaning how the police responded, see the actual ticket and the correspondence that followed at Letters of Note. Shaun Usher has been doing well for himself, between Letters of Note, Letters Live, and more than a dozen published books based on those letters. I till remember knowing him as a humble link blogger known as Deputy-Dog. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

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