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Friday, January 07, 2005

I'm A Loner, Dottie. A Rebel.  

A few days ago, my Grams made a passing reference in the comments to a problem I had that kept me from visiting them over my vacation, and since it's such a knee-slapper story, I thought I'd include it here.

I was up visiting some family in Miami for a few days with my mom and Bob, and the plan was that once we were finished, they'd drive back down the Keys, and I'd rent a car for a night to go up and visit my grandparents, who live about 3 hours north. The plan was nearly flawless, and we were able to find a rental car agency with a convertible available within 5 minutes of where we were staying, so it appeared all good.

Once I got to the rental agency, it appeared everything was gonna be clear sailing. No line, no waiting, I'd be in and out in 10, max. Then the bottom fell out. After a sitcomish minute or so of the desk guy trying to hand a phone to me, and then whoever's on the other end getting disconnected, I get the bad news.

Turns out I've been carrying a suspended driving license in my wallet for the last 2 months.

Anyway, after I ask innocently "Does this mean you're not gonna let me rent a car?" and get my face laughed at, I walk out and begin cursing explosively in the parking lot. With my family there, and me trying to explain just why I was so mad, it was probably my most embarrassing moment of the year (just got in there with 4 days to go).

So, yeah. That sucked. For the past week, while driving to and from work, I've been feeling like a felon, knowing that if I was pulled over, I'd be hauled off to jail. But still, as I always seem to do lately, the procrastination bug bit me, and I waited until today to try and fix it.

Turns out that the speeding citation I got back in June actually was a fine, and not just a warning, and I either didn't receive any mail notification in my double-move, or more likely I just didn't open the mail notice. I'm not very good when it comes to opening mail.

Oh, well, after paying the hefty fine (that's what I get for not paying it for six months), plus registering my car, I'm out more than $500. Again... that sucked. Now all I have to do is figure out my insurance situation, which I've been oblivious of for a few months, and everything should be cool.

I'll get to it in a couple days... I like to live dangerously.

posted by Holz | 5:59 PM | Rant & Rave, Bitches! (3)

3 Comments:

So how is that going to effect your driving recoed? Will you have points? If so it will increase your insurance. By the way I like that Grams reference. Also you should know Grams got a speeding ticket last year. (Valentines Day)Had to go to driving school to keep points off record.Glad you got home safely. It Sounds like the weather sucks out there.
Grandmom

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/07/2005 6:32 PM  


THAT SUX!... LIKE BROTHER LIKE SISTER I GUESS I SHOULD GO PAY MY 2 PARKING TICKETS FROM OCTOBER THEN....BUT ATLEAST THEY WONT BE NEAR AS MUCH AS YOU PAID... HAHA

By Blogger Manda, at 1/08/2005 8:34 AM  


J3 - Well, I'm just sitting here rolling my eyes...I hope you get things "back" under control. Stay dry!

AGH - pay your parking tix! Key West is so small that the law will find you!

Syb - you got a speeding ticket? I didn't think Fla cops stopped AARP cars!

Dad / J2

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/10/2005 4:59 AM  


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