This formatting is making me uncomfortable but I have to tell you something / ask you something that is vital to my career as a student. I re-read and edited that sentence for an hour, but you’ll probably just glance over it for half a second.
The neighborhood kids were just playing “Police”. The older kids pulled the younger ones over on their bikes and angrily demanded increasingly large sums of money. Infractions started off at 34 cents but the fines quickly ballooned to over 61 thousand million dollars.
I was going to correct them, but they pretty much nailed it.