A little while ago my wife and I were heading home from a night on the town. I was safely motoring down the road when I was pulled over by a cop.

He said my tags were expired. He asked for my registration, so we dug around in the cubbyhole until we found it. He took a look and said, no, this one’s old. We dug around some more and found another one, but that was old too. He went back to his car, and we finally found the current one.

With the current tag on it.

I said, sorry, I just hadn’t put it on yet.

He checked the dates and discovered that I’d had the tag for six months. That’s when he went from being polite to chewing me out. He said it was “asinine” that I hadn’t put the tags on yet.

I put them on the next day or two. At least he didn’t give me a ticket. Thanks for the warning, Brian Hoffman.


The bad news is, I can’t find the current tag for the other car.