If one lives in Anderson Co. and receives a DUI, their mug shot is published in the local paper upon conviction. It is the most humiliating experience imaginable. Each week in small town America the local court reports are published in the weekly paper. Naturally it is the most widely read page in the paper. Joe has been dreading this day since the DUI was issued in September. Thank God we do not live in Anderson Co. I'm certain we would already have relocated in another state if that horror had occurred. And thank God that they had Joes name in there without our address published. This leaves some hope that some people won't realize it is him.
Unless you are born and raised in a small town, where everyone knows everyone, you can not understand the amount of dread Joe has held on to these weeks. This has been a tough day. It has come, and in 15 minutes it will be gone.