This past Saturday in Budapest, my travel companion accidentally handed me an already validated metro ticket instead of the fresh one in his pocket. I was surprised when I got checked by an inspector and we saw our error. It was completely unintentional and we had bought a ticket for the ride. Just validated the wrong one. Funny enough, we'd had a metro employee help us out when we entered. They must have missed it also. We tried to explain to an interpreter, but they weren't having it. I did not have the 8,000 Ft to pay them. He took my drivers license (which my last name has legally changed and address is not mine anymore. Though my ex husband lives there). I was thankful I did not have my passport with me. He handed me a ticket for 16,000 Ft and said to go to the post office? The post office was closed and we had to leave early on Sunday morning.
I am back home and I have the ticket with me. None of it is in English. And I can hardly read the handwriting on the ticket. I'm not sure if they truly have my info either.
I know that no one would advocate that I don't pay a fine. But, honestly, do I pay or not? I think I found a website that says you have to bank wire money?
Has this happened to anyone else?
On a side note, I loved Budapest!