Monday, June 30, 2008

Tag, we're it . . .

The state is most efficient. We received a notice that our vehicle tags were to expire soon and an offer to renew by mail, which we accepted. When the new decals arrived, one was accompanied by a whole new tag which had to be put on the older car. J did that with dispatch, which I admired. He did it before we might misplace it: a clever move.

Today's mail bore more evidence of the efficiency of the state. It was a notice that we were in violation of a toll payment on the Turnpike. They even included a picture of the tag on the rear of the car. It was blurred, but readable.

At first we thought it might be a bad battery in the transponder. But then, I realized that duhh I had neglected to notify them of the change of tag number. The young woman I spoke with at the other end of the 800 number took care of recording the tag change, subtracted the toll amount from our account, and wished me a nice day.

She also took care of the second violation notice which is on the way to us. Wouldn't you think that, if they are so dreadfully efficient, they should have known?

4 comments:

Big Ed said...

It's the fine print that always gets ya.

Zeta said...

Hum, a picture of your car tag just in case you say "Na ya, not my car tag." Evidence has become a big factor in our lives whether it is true or not.

ol Doc said...

A picture of your car tag as proof you were driving the car and actually didn't toss the money or had an outdated pass on the car? Seems like a picture of the driver would be more - uh, prooflike. Isn't there enuff to remember in addition to telling State of FLA that you changed your tag and that they should update their records. Can't they automate it for you? What next, machines will fly?

RANGER said...

It really was a duhh moment. Later J asked about the battery and so did Big Ed. Guess we might want to change it so we won't get *tagged* again.