apparently

8 Mar

people are expected to license their vehicles every single year. at a specific time too even.

friday as we were climbing out of the truck to begin our library field trip, mr. police man pulled up behind me. after some friendly chit chat with the boys, he told me i was in a little bit of trouble. seems the tags on the truck were green and they should have been yellow. and in fact, this had been an issue since august. yes. i wrote august.

i totally didn’t believe him. i stared at the back plate. yep. it’s green. it’s not yellow. i drag the kiddos to the front of the pick up just certain that one would be yellow and the back one had fallen off. uh no. green again.

how does this happen?!?!? well, i guess for starters, it’s because i’m in charge. thump. but still. it’s not like the pick up sits for months or even weeks. it rarely even “sits” for a day. it rarely only makes one trip a day. it goes to multiple towns even. and how is it that of the all people we’ve run across in 8 months (8 months!!) time, no one noticed it. no one. how is it that i’ve looked at that truck every day for the past 8 months and not noticed it?!?

so as soon as we’re back home, i place a call to the county to see if i have to spend the weekend digging through 8 months (8 MONTHS!!) worth of paper work to find the tags or if i could just get replacement ones. the good news is i don’t have to look for them because i NEVER BOUGHT them. the bad news is I NEVER BOUGHT THEM.

this is me at 7:53 this morning:

waiting for 8 am to roll around

my walk of shame

stairs of shame. look at that eagle gargoyle giving me the stink eye.

yellow tags. not green tags.

presto chango. i’m legal again. for a few months anyway and then it’s time to buy them again. EVERY year people. every SINGLE year.

and thanks mr. policeman for just giving me a nudge. no ticket. not even a warning. see boys, mr. policeman is your friend! i feel like i should bake some cookies and take down to the station. do policeman friends get in trouble for just giving nudges instead of tickets?

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6 Responses to “apparently”

  1. Jan March 8, 2010 at 9:52 pm #

    That is too funny!!! Those gargoyles shouldn’t be handing out stink eyes… that walk of shame is hard enough 😉

  2. sammi March 8, 2010 at 10:45 pm #

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh Myyyyyyyyyyyyy !! Naughty naughty! I would NEVER forget something so IMPORTANT as tags on my car. Nope, NEVER! ahem ………..

  3. Vicki W March 9, 2010 at 12:37 pm #

    It must have been the pink hair that entranced him.

  4. Kelly March 9, 2010 at 5:45 pm #

    I think instead of showing Mr. Policeman some leg, you showed off two too cute little boys and that helped you get out of the hot water you were headed into!! Reminds me ours are due in March, I’ve already told MJ this once but probably is worthy talking about again as I don’t think he was listening the first time!

  5. becca March 10, 2010 at 12:02 am #

    UGH this is the very topic of converstaion in this house right now too! Just noticed that oldest daughters cars registration was up in December…Somewhere the registration has been lost. So we have to figure out how to get it registered here.

  6. Karen March 10, 2010 at 7:33 am #

    Would you like me to put a reminder on my calendar and let you know when you need to renew again? After all, what are friends for?

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