Going to jail to pay off a fine
I acquired a HUGE traffic fine awhile back. How huge you may ask? A thousand dollars, that's how huge. I'd prefer not to say what it's for. Just know I wasn't driving drunk or anything like that.
As a twenty-something woman with a s*** job and next to no savings, I've got no way to pay this off. My traffic court date is approaching and so I've decided to go and ask the judge if I can serve jail time in lieu of paying the fine. I've looked into it and I'd be credited a hundred dollars a day, so it'd only be in for 10 days tops. I've told my boss about my situation and he's agreed to let me use my paid vacation time. And he's assured me this won't affect my chances at promotion, so that's good.
So, it looks like I'll be going away soon. *Sigh* I still can't believe I got myself into this mess.