It was about 7 years ago when I did it the first time. I had two babies in the back seat and that right there saved my life. I’ve up and done it again, but this time I haven’t been caught.
Here’s the deal. My tags are like 90+ days over. due.
If you’re not from Oklahoma (and I have no idea what the rest of the universe is like in this arena) we have to buy these tiny little stickers every year to put on our car tag that, I guess, say “Yes, I own this car and I have paid out the nose for this little sticker.”
So, the first time I did this here’s what happened.
They were waaaay over due and wouldn’t you know it, I got pulled over because a cop happened to come up on me at a stop light. Shoulda went muddin’ or something then they would have been all covered over and he wouldn’t have been the wiser.
Muddin’ in a Ford Taurus, yeah, that woulda worked.
He pulled me over. And because I was 90+ days over due it was the law for him to impound my car and probably ticket me and charge me out the nose for not having those little stickers. Thankfully, I had two babies in car seats in the back and it was like 152 degrees outside.
He let me go.
But, I’ve never forgot the fact that, yes you can get in deep doo-doo for not updating your stickers on time. I don’t even know what they’re for and I don’t really understand why we have to have them, but hey, clearly my little complaint doesn’t change the fact that we have to go renew every year. There are not very many things that I think are silly, and well, this happens to be one of them.
Now, fast forward to, um, yeah, this month. My tags are, um, *cough* 90+ days over due……again.
So, I’m sitting there last night talking to one of my officer friends who roams around church looking all intimidating and what-not and we sat down in the office to shoot the breeze. First I asked him if had ever shot anyone and he said no. Dang. Then I told him how much I appreciated our local cops and he thought that was nice. Then I just came out and asked, “Now, don’t get mad and don’t follow me home, but what happens if your tags are late? Like really late.”
“How late?” he inquires.
“Oh, July, maybe June… ha…I can’t rem-heeem-berr (giggle a little while lying).”
“Well, by law I can impound your car and then charge you blah-blah-blah…”
Right there I checked out mentally because all I could think of was, Well, I better make sure I have my kids with me at all times in case I get pulled over. That way I can keep my car and possibly get out of a ticket.
Needless to say, I’m going to the Tag Agency today…
or tomorrow. Which ever day feels better.