So I had my windshield replaced while I was at work today. Pretty cool. Actually, it was replaced because of the cold—I had a pre-existing nick and the extreme weather change yesterday put a swirly crack all the way across the windshield.
This morning, I called the Tax Accessor Office to see if I needed to do anything extra when I renew my tags (other than have the car inspected, hold on to the receipt, and enter the information on line). I had forgotten that this is the year I go to a one-sticker system. So, trying to be an upstanding citizen (albeit a procrastinator), I called and the woman on the other end of the phone actually tried to intimidate and bully me—doesn’t work. I don’t intimidate. And I fight bullies.
Power Tripping Government Employee: “You know you can get a ticket for not having the tag displayed on your windshield.”
Angelic Me: “It just cracked yesterday and the first available repair was today. I will have it inspected and entered into the computer tonight.”
PTGE: “But you can still get a ticket because it will take a week for the tag to come in the mail.”
AM: “I’m sure any police officer that stops me will see the receipts and cut me some slack.”
PTGE: “Well they don’t have to!”
AM: “Even if I had already had my vehicle inspected, it would not have the sticker today, because I’m getting the new windshield today. I’m sure they will not ticket me. Especially since they will likely be focusing on actual criminals.”
PTGE: “You can still get a ticket!!!! It will be up to the discretion of the officer.”
Not-so Angelic Me: “You know what, they give me a ticket and I’ll contest it in court. I cannot be expected to have a sticker on a windshield I don’t have yet.” Thinking to myself: You’re an idiot!