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(Huffington Post)   Man pays $137 traffic ticket with 137 origami pigs in donut boxes, police are not amused   (huffingtonpost.com ) divider line
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-09-13 12:39:09 PM  
A girl I met at MIT folded one of my bills into an origami figure. She must be a bad driver.
 
2012-09-13 12:49:46 PM  
meh I'm not amused either. Because it's not funny.
 
2012-09-13 12:51:09 PM  
I'm ok with this. It's not like it's 13,700 pennies that they're having to count. He paid his fine, and got to insult cops at the same time.
 
2012-09-13 01:58:33 PM  
that's 6 hours well spent.
 
2012-09-13 02:09:45 PM  
Wonder how long he took to unfold them.
 
2012-09-13 02:42:54 PM  

ZAZ: A girl I met at MIT folded one of my bills into an origami figure. She must be a bad driver.


Oragami is Asian. Was she Asian?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-09-13 03:02:12 PM  
vudukungfu

She looked part Asian. So she was probably a bad driver.
 
2012-09-13 03:07:50 PM  
Sounds like they were a little amused:

""That's pretty cool and that took a lot of time. Little piggies in a donut box. I got it, I got it," said the police officer, as he snapped a shot of the boxes with his phone.

Even the cashier eventually came around to the idea.

"You made me laugh. I'll give you mad props," he said. "You have made my day sir, I'll give you that."
 
2012-09-13 03:29:28 PM  
iruntheinternet.com
 
2012-09-13 03:30:11 PM  
I don't know. I'm pretty amused.
 
2012-09-13 03:41:06 PM  
I don't believe Her Grace, Queen Elizabeth II...was amused.
 
2012-09-13 03:44:53 PM  
img.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-13 03:45:40 PM  
See, if I was one of those cops, I would have one-upped the guy. "ok, please wait here while I count the money before issuing your receipt. Oh, you don't want a receipt? well, don't be surprised if we lose track of your having paid. Better just wait here to be sure." Then take forever unfolding each one, admiring the craftsmanship, etc. Take a break in the middle, etc. Then at the end tell him he has to sign the receipt, but don't actually push it through the little hole at the bottom of your window so that he can sign it. Make him stretch his hand through.
 
2012-09-13 04:10:12 PM  
"I ran a red light and got caught. Then I wasted hours and hours folding oragami, only to have to waste hours more unfolding every single one before the court would accept my payment, all the while being laughed at for being a moron"
 
2012-09-13 04:10:13 PM  
Maybe the time spent folding paper pigs would have been better spent learning how to stop for a farking red light, but what do I know?
 
2012-09-13 04:10:42 PM  

ManateeGag: that's 6 hours well spent.


meh, you do it while watching TV.
 
2012-09-13 04:11:36 PM  

serial_crusher: See, if I was one of those cops, I would have one-upped the guy. "ok, please wait here while I count the money before issuing your receipt. Oh, you don't want a receipt? well, don't be surprised if we lose track of your having paid. Better just wait here to be sure." Then take forever unfolding each one, admiring the craftsmanship, etc. Take a break in the middle, etc. Then at the end tell him he has to sign the receipt, but don't actually push it through the little hole at the bottom of your window so that he can sign it. Make him stretch his hand through.


I was going to give you grief for being a douchebag in retaliation for something that really wouldn't take that much extra time for someone to deal with, but that last line really sells the idea. I have to give credit for that.
 
2012-09-13 04:11:59 PM  
What, Hero tag taking a nap?
 
2012-09-13 04:12:02 PM  

gopher321: I don't believe Her Grace, Queen Elizabeth II...was amused.


i1151.photobucket.com
DONUTS? Oh, bollocks! Folded yank greenbacks.
 
2012-09-13 04:13:06 PM  

gunther_bumpass: Maybe the time spent folding paper pigs would have been better spent learning how to stop for a farking red light, but what do I know?


Though I walk through the valley of the red light, I shall fear no traffic cameras for Jesus Christ™ is my savior.
 
2012-09-13 04:13:33 PM  
Does this guy teach it? You might say he's an Origami Sensei.
 
2012-09-13 04:13:42 PM  

serial_crusher: See, if I was one of those cops, I would have one-upped the guy. "ok, please wait here while I count the money before issuing your receipt. Oh, you don't want a receipt? well, don't be surprised if we lose track of your having paid. Better just wait here to be sure." Then take forever unfolding each one, admiring the craftsmanship, etc. Take a break in the middle, etc. Then at the end tell him he has to sign the receipt, but don't actually push it through the little hole at the bottom of your window so that he can sign it. Make him stretch his hand through.


You need no career counseling, TSA Wants You!
 
2012-09-13 04:14:18 PM  
Holy shiat, I remember him posting a thread on 4chan a couple weeks ago with pictures of the pigs. He actually did it.
 
2012-09-13 04:16:04 PM  
I think the cashier would've preferred 137 donuts.

/I'm not saying he fat, but he's fat.
 
2012-09-13 04:16:48 PM  
No "hero" tag? Jeez, I wonder how much time of his life was wasted folding and unfolding..... then again, if it is his hobby, I guess he enjoyed it, so it was not wasted.
 
2012-09-13 04:18:02 PM  
"What's that?" the cashier asks, nonplussed. "I am not going to take them like that. The way that you have it folded...I'm not going to sit here and unfold all of that."

Your job is to collect money ya coont.

serial_crusher: See, if I was one of those cops, I would have one-upped the guy. "ok, please wait here while I count the money before issuing your receipt. Oh, you don't want a receipt? well, don't be surprised if we lose track of your having paid. Better just wait here to be sure." Then take forever unfolding each one, admiring the craftsmanship, etc. Take a break in the middle, etc. Then at the end tell him he has to sign the receipt, but don't actually push it through the little hole at the bottom of your window so that he can sign it. Make him stretch his hand through.


And I'd pull up a chair and watch the fun while they unfolded them. One of my specialties is patience. I waited over 2 hours in line behind one (1) customer at a UPS Staples service port. The regular guy was out sick and they had to have the greeter do it. He farked up so many times, Had to be at least 10 tries before he got it right. I just smiled. Even the other cashiers told me they would've jumped the counter and beat the shiat out of him, and thanked me for being so patient. Point is, not everyone is rushed for time. If he had the time to fold em up, then unfolding them would be a lot faster no matter how slow you tried to go.

And your asinine idea would've cost taxpayers even more, so..........
 
2012-09-13 04:18:12 PM  
FTA: "After a bit of awkward back-and-forth, the man is finally asked by a police officer to unfold all the dollar bills."

FAIL
 
2012-09-13 04:19:00 PM  
FTFA: "I'll give you mad props," [the cashier] said.

Plod's been practicing his street lingo, I see.

/totally up to date, too
 
das
2012-09-13 04:19:40 PM  
I'm not one of Farks' cop-haters, but that is farking funny!!!!
 
2012-09-13 04:19:57 PM  
"That's pretty cool and that took a lot of time. Little piggies in a donut box. I got it, I got it," said the police officer, as he snapped a shot of the boxes with his phone.

That fascist bastard!
 
2012-09-13 04:20:22 PM  
So, flat bills in a donut box-style envelope would be OK?
 
2012-09-13 04:20:57 PM  
All I got out of this whole thing is a craving for a donut.
 
2012-09-13 04:23:25 PM  

serial_crusher: Then at the end tell him he has to sign the receipt, but don't actually push it through the little hole at the bottom of your window so that he can sign it. Make him stretch his hand through.


Fold it into an origami asshole.
 
2012-09-13 04:23:30 PM  
"What's that?" the cashier asks, nonplussed. "I am not going to take them like that."

You're refusing payment in legal US tender?
 
2012-09-13 04:23:33 PM  
I'm surprised no beating and "accidental discharage of an officers weapon" took place...
 
2012-09-13 04:25:03 PM  
1337
 
2012-09-13 04:25:43 PM  

tommydee: serial_crusher: Then at the end tell him he has to sign the receipt, but don't actually push it through the little hole at the bottom of your window so that he can sign it. Make him stretch his hand through.

Fold it into an origami asshole.


I'd hit it.
 
2012-09-13 04:26:05 PM  
I have not had a ticket in years (knocks on wood). It's not that I always obey traffic laws; it's a combination of luck and watching out for police in the area.
So when I do eventually get a ticket for doing something stupid, I'll just pay the fine and remember all the times I did not get caught.
 
2012-09-13 04:27:17 PM  
He obviously has way too much time on his hands.
 
2012-09-13 04:27:18 PM  
Sounds like the cop was amused, it was the cashier that was being a coont. That doesn't surprise me for shiat. There's something about dealing with those biatches at the traffic window that's even more annoying than paying the goddamn fine.

I wonder, though...when the cop asked him to unfold all the piggies, is there anything they could have done if the guy had said no? It's not like the bills had been smeared with shiat first. And as someone mentioned, it's not like it was a million pounds of pennies or something. I think it's a reasonable retaliation without excessive douchery.
 
2012-09-13 04:27:20 PM  

Molavian: "What's that?" the cashier asks, nonplussed. "I am not going to take them like that."

You're refusing payment in legal US tender?


They are not refusing payment of legal tender. They are refusing payment in the form of origami pigs. Once he unfolded them all, they will happily take his money.

/It's the same way if you pay in pennies they have the right to make you count them all or roll them up before accepting them.
 
2012-09-13 04:28:06 PM  
There was only one survivor in the Great Origami Pig Unfolding Massacre- Admiral Ach-Bacon.
Took 3 minutes to unfold the money, 8 to count.
Guy is tenacious, but not very funny.

/Bored.
 
2012-09-13 04:29:00 PM  

insertsnarkyusername: Holy shiat, I remember him posting a thread on 4chan a couple weeks ago with pictures of the pigs. He actually did it.


So I go to check if you're making this up, and I don't find anyone talking about it in /po/ but I do find this. NSFW at all. I blame you insertsnarkyusername.
 
2012-09-13 04:29:11 PM  

teeny: I wonder, though...when the cop asked him to unfold all the piggies, is there anything they could have done if the guy had said no?


"Ok, we aren't going to let you pay your fine with that. You can either unfold them and pay, not unfold them and leave without paying, or make a scene and get arrested for causing a disturbance."
 
2012-09-13 04:29:42 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-09-13 04:30:10 PM  
Somebody was looking for a little stick time. Bravo, but still... A wood shampoo could easily have come of that.
 
2012-09-13 04:30:26 PM  

serial_crusher: See, if I was one of those cops, I would have one-upped the guy. "ok, please wait here while I count the money before issuing your receipt. Oh, you don't want a receipt? well, don't be surprised if we lose track of your having paid. Better just wait here to be sure." Then take forever unfolding each one, admiring the craftsmanship, etc. Take a break in the middle, etc. Then at the end tell him he has to sign the receipt, but don't actually push it through the little hole at the bottom of your window so that he can sign it. Make him stretch his hand through.


No, you fold the receipt into a paper crane first, before requiring he sign it.
 
2012-09-13 04:31:33 PM  

serial_crusher: See, if I was one of those cops, I would have one-upped the guy. "ok, please wait here while I count the money before issuing your receipt. Oh, you don't want a receipt? well, don't be surprised if we lose track of your having paid. Better just wait here to be sure." Then take forever unfolding each one, admiring the craftsmanship, etc. Take a break in the middle, etc. Then at the end tell him he has to sign the receipt, but don't actually push it through the little hole at the bottom of your window so that he can sign it. Make him stretch his hand through.


Yeah, except the fact that this would go viral among the employees and it would leak out, so "losing track" would be incredibly illegal.
 
2012-09-13 04:32:16 PM  

PallMall: FTA: "After a bit of awkward back-and-forth, the man is finally asked by a police officer to unfold all the dollar bills."

FAIL


This. I'm not sure, but I can't imagine that he's legally required to pay his fine only in unfolded bills. Couldn't he have just said "no"? If you're going to troll the cops, at least go all the way with it instead of giving up right before you cross the finish line.
 
2012-09-13 04:33:33 PM  
Officer: "Why would you do that?"

Me: "Sir, if we're going to get into 'why', then the initial question is why the city has installed red light cameras with no proven safety purpose, with an evidence standard which runs contrary to all common standards of burden of proof, if not simple common-sense decency. So let's not get into 'why'."
 
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