i thought paperwork with the state of texas had to be all precise and shit…
…isn’t that what pretty much all state governments are known for?
i mean, i thought being an asshole with paperwork and deadlines and specifics was kind of a state job requirement. hell, i figured maybe that was the reason they didn’t take me after dozens of applications for various positions whilst i was unemployed and such.
but apparently not the case – at least not when it comes to vehicle registration.
when i got the bmw last labor day i had to wait a bit for the plates, and they came in just before i headed off to NOLA for halloween, and the registration expired the following october – which made sense, ’cause even though i bought the car in september they didn’t get me the plates till october so i figured that was just a lag in state paperwork processing and such…
…’cause, yeah – that never happens.
but then i got the “SEAN M” plates in june as my self-imposed birthday present. and had to pay an extra buck to get a new registration sticker as your plate number is on your sticker…and all of a sudden it dropped from expiring “10-12” to expiring “9-12”. when i protested they told me the state computer said it expired in september. when i took a picture SHOWING THEM it expired in october by the sticker they just shrugged, said “weird…” followed closely by “NEXT IN LINE!” and that was all she wrote.
“fuck that”, i told myself – i’ll still wait till october to get this shit renewed…but ended up waiting till december for various economic factors. finally pulled the trigger today so i could help guarantee after any holiday festivities where i got “too festive” that i wasn’t pulled over for some old sticker only for him to notice my breath smelled suspiciously “tequila-ish” and ended up popping me for DWI as a bonus. and when i finally renewed today i did NOT get a september sticker, or an ocotober sticker, or even a december sticker as i was doing it in december (inspection always goes with whenever you get it done, but your registration is supposed to NEVER change).
nope – i got “11-13” for the next sticker. so i have now had THREE different months. can’t wait till next november to see what month i get for 2014…shit, this is becoming less like state registration and more like state lottery scratch-off tickets!
all that being said, this IS new year’s eve folks – be safe…it’s a drunk amateur night!