Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Coincidence? I Think Not...

Good grief.  

As if we weren't broke enough, the government continues to find new ways to extort money from us.  In our state, not only do we pay for new vehicle tabs every year, but each seven years we are forced to by a new set of license plates.  


And to make it even better?

The plates, that Wyatt is so industriously installing, say this:

Yes... thank you, thank you, thank you very much... 

We'll be driving around for the next seven years with plates that proudly proclaim


 And - do the math - the next seven years will cover the period when all three of these grasshoppers learn to drive.  Irony, much?

Lord have mercy.


Ann said...

Sorry to find pleasure in your affliction, but I have to confess that I am ROLLING! That is absolutely hilarious!

Traci said...

It could have been worse.

Q said...

First, I'm a little jealous that your van is red. Old Betsy was red, and now the new gal is white. (Boring!)

However - the new gal's plates are AMY1234. Mr Perfect asked if he could have something other than "AMY" and the lady said, "Yes, if you come back in a week."

I must say, though, that after your "ADD", we will no longer be complaining about "AMY"! :)

(Hmm . . . "ADHD", anyone?)

leah said...

This had me rolling, haha! Good luck with the driving thing (thankfully, we are a long, long way from that life stage)!

In NY state, the plates are not changed, ever. The plates don't even go with the car when the car is sold (we thought that was strange, because in California the plates stay with the car). In NY, the plates stay with the person, so we transfer the same plate to a new car!

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Laugh all you want... we do ;D

Q, at least yours are easy to remember!

Leah, keeping your plates... that's interesting!

H West said...

That is too perfect. In these 'green' days, I can't beLIEVE a state like WA would make you do such a thing. What a waste of time, money, and materials. Does Al Gore know about this? I'm sure it's contributing to global warming.

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Ha ha ha!

The "alleged" reasoning is that the reflective coating will wear off and they want emergency services (read: police) to be able to read your license clearly, day or night.

That's what they say, anyway.

tammy said...

Laughing here as well! I think I need those plates for my crew too! We just went through the whole changing of plates from TX to OH. In TX the plates stay with the vehicle, but in OH I guess they stay with the person. Be glad you don't live in MO though because my brother has to pay PROPERTY TAXES on his vehicle once a year. Insane!