Wednesday, May 28, 2008

America’s Most Wanted Here I Come

I’m a little bit of a criminal. It all started when I opened a letter that stated, “Notice of Warrant to Collect Your Taxes.” Say what? We didn’t pay the excise tax on the car we sold because we didn’t own it anymore. So naturally, they issued a warrant. I read the letter very carefully to see if I would be taking a vacation from my children in a secure facility. No, but someone would come looking for me in thirty days.

My husband hand delivered the information to the town offices but somehow it mysteriously disappeared. The assessor suggested that maybe my husband just didn’t quite give her all the information because he was stupid. I thought about that for a second, thought about her position of power over me, and politely agreed.

I regathered all the information to take to the city. I did another criminal act (getting to be quite a habit now isn’t it!) and took the paperwork down to the city offices. I paid my warrant fines of 32 dollars and 67 cents which ironically is more than the original excise tax.

Question: Does my town really think I wouldn’t pay $31 if I owed it? Perhaps it’s worth $31 to me to have a driver’s license.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry! What a day!
--bean

Anonymous said...

Maybe TX would be better! D.

Lady Estrogen said...

It is astonishing what they waste time and effort on! I once got a notice of delinquency because I owed $1.30... it cost more to prepare and mail that stupid letter, seriously.

KWombles said...

:-) Bureaucracy is amazing, and not in a good way!

kathleen said...

Hi mother of four-how are you? I'd like to be able to say "wow I've never heard of such a thing" but sadly..I guess they thought that putting you in jail would be a cost effective way to get their 31 dollars? *sigh*

K- floortime lite mama said...

LOL too funny

Loz said...

Amazing how much time and effort is wasted. What happened to a phone call from a real live customer service representative.

PS - I'm over from Blog Gems

@jencull (jen) said...

I am a bit relieved to see that we aren't the only country with the stupidest red tape going. Nothing surprises me anymore!! Jen (thanks for joining in blog gems)

life in a pink fibro said...

Bureaucracy is the worst form of torture going. Glad you got it sorted, even if it required a few illegal acts. Visiting from Blog Gems.

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