It felt like the guy at the edge of the table was a talk show host side kick. He’s so cool, he was given a courtroom hype man. The judge just has that grandpa quality of “I’m gonna screw with you for a bit, but I am still gonna take care of you.”
She still had to miss a day of work, get her parking validated, wait in the lobby, until her number is called, etc. What a ridiculous situation. The judge recognizes it. Pardoning the ticket doesn’t alleviate the headache.