Saturday, March 31, 2007
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Now before the jokes start flying, please allow me to explain the circumstances. I was on my way to pick up Hannah at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, and there are four different ways to get to Hahn from Kusel. I had already tried three of the routes, and so I thought I'd try the last one, which I had heard was the fastest.
It was night time, I had just exited the Autobahn, and was straining to see signs for my next turn. However, of course, the sign that I missed was the speed change, from 70kph to 60kph. Only a few hundred meters past the 60kph marker was one of these speed cameras, set up on a tripod, hidden in the parking lot of a gas station. And so, I got flashed. And there was no mistaking it, because it was really, really bright. Then, insult to injury, the route I was looking for ended up being closed, so I turned around to investigate the contraption, which was, as I expected, an oblong, telescope-looking thing atop a tripod, set up in just the right spot, so as not to be seen. I was only traveling 69kph in a 60kph, which, in miles-per-hour, translates to a difference of only about 4mph. So the Germans got their 10 Euro and I hope they're happy.
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