Follow-up to yesterday's rant*:
After finding nothing on the DMV website to help answer my registration question, I went down to my nearest location to ask what was up with the registration. I should have known things were going to go ...less than spectacular when I saw how the 2 chuckleheads (one, I'm assuming is a retired cop because his entire job was to sit on chair and chew a toothpick, beared a strong resemblance to John DiMaggio, btw) were treating anyone who showed up at the door. So I told the
Emerald City Gatekeeper
check-in guy at the entrance table that I wasn't sure who to speak to, I had been told by a cop that my registration was expired, but (with paper in hand), I had papers from the state saying my registration wasn't due until next year. Then the dudes look at me and laugh, "Oh nooooooo; THAT tells you what your NEW date will be IF you pay the registration!". Mind you, there is NOTHING on this notice to indicate this. I even have the previous notice, because I sensed some govenrment fuckery when I got the new, contridicting one months ago. So I asked if they could show me WHERE the difference was indicated, because I received the second notification BEFORE I sent in anything for the first notice, and
BECAUSE HE COULDN'T
the dude side-steps answering my direction question by saying, "Do you really think the state would give you a year for free?" [laughs at me with Toothpick cop].
...well, yes? Because they've done it in the past? In the past 10 years, I received deferments from our state DMV because my car was a make and model purchased at a certain time, my renewals would be extended by 3 years. Also, with the lack of available DMV staffing, like, oh I dunno, the location I was standing in where they no longer offer most of their services in-person and the REASON YOU'RE SITTING AT A FOLDING TABLE IN THE LOBBY WITH CLIPBOARD LITTLE MAN... they might pushing things back for pandemic-related reasons. Call me crazy, but there is a past precedence, so YES?!?
But I didn't say that last part out loud, because like I said earlier, before I exchanged one word with this dude, I could already see he was high on his own supply. I gave them my best
And came home to pay that shit online. But man, fuck this system. And because I have to show up in front of a local judge for that damn ticket, I'm sure as shit pleading Not Guilty due to DMV fuckery.
(*Cause I know you guys are JUST. RIVETED.)