Monday, November 07, 2005

WANTED!!!! (in the State of Maryland)

Today Himself went to get his California driving license since, like me he reckoned that once you've broken the law by not getting a license within 10 days of moving to the state, just use your old, valid one from your old state until it expires...or until it gets close to expiring because if you let it expire you have to do the "BEHIND THE WHEEL" part of the test and not just the written part.

He studied and studied because everyone says the California test is tricky and I made an appointment for him so he wouldn't have to queue up for the privilege of test-taking, but guess what????

He was denied the test and was told that due to some nasty little red flag that popped up on their computer screen from the Maryland Department of Motor Vehicles, he was ineligible for a California license until he clears the mystery matter in Maryland. We immediately wrote an email to the MD DMV and will hear back within 24 hours just what infraction Himself is guilty of and...we have been wracking our brains and we think we've come up with the, ahem, misdemeanor.

In 1976, about 36 hours or so before we were due to move back to England so the very same Himself could go back to university and finish up all those pesky degrees he'd been meaning to finish up BEFORE HE HAD FLIPPIN' KIDS AND IT GOT ALL COMPLICATED, we think he was stopped for speeding, a few blocks from our house. But, since we were moving and all...we put that silly little inconvenience out of our heads because we had more pressing matters to attend to like the moving van that was shipping our entire house full of stuff across the Atlantic later that afternoon and signing the closing papers on our house sale and stroking the worried little brow of my seven year old daughter who did not like changes, NOT ONE LITTLE BIT. Colin was too young to care about moves and changes which was good, since Jane was not in the least happy about it all.

Isn't there some statute of limitations on shit like this?


Blogger JB said...

Oh, crap! That sucks. But, apparently the DMV has a long, long memory. And they are vengeful, too. And they nurse an injury and hold a grudge and…well, I don’t think I need to tell you that Himself is in deep trouble.

Poor guy. I hope he’s a convincing debater. Otherwise, I think he should appeal to pathos and tell them a sob story. :)

10:51 AM  
Blogger jlb said...

That's crazy!!! That was like HOW LONG AGO!

I'm sorry for the both of you. This sounds like an awful mess.

3:42 PM  
Blogger Lin said...

Yeah, it was a long time ago...but all is well now. I have a friend who works in the Montgomery County, MD courts and she took care of things for me...legally. And now it's all okay.

8:05 PM  

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