THE DIRTY ARMY: When she was just 15 years old, Rayanne Tupman would ride the SkyTrain for free. In 2004, Tupman racked up $2,000 in fines from TransLink, and now, at 25 years old, the Maple Ridge mother of two (also a nursing student at Douglas College) is upset she has to pay said fines before she is able to upgrade her driver’s licence. “They are taking food out of the mouths of my children for something that occurred a decade ago,” she whined in an interview with The Province. Adding, “How is this justified that the government can bring old skeletons out of our closets from when we were kids?” Thanks to a new ICBC regulation, they can refuse to issue a drivers licence to anyone with fines that date prior to 2012. To me, Rayanne Tupman still sounds like she’s stuck in that 15 year old mentality of entitlement. Here’s an idea: Don’t be a dumb-ass, don’t think things are a free ride, and you won’t have fines! Problem solved.