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Tirade Parade


Last Edited: March 8, 2008, 12:34 pm

 I got this idea from the Matt and Ramona Show on 107.9. They have a show called Tirade Tuesdays.   People call in and tirade on something crazy that recently happened while shopping, on the road, at work; at home, anything that was just crazy and it pissed them off or caused them grief when they were in the right. It was for venting in a healthy humorous way. It would have me rolling in laughter.

Also Pacattack inspired me to do this on his recent tirade on people who drive slow in the left lane.

So if you have a legitimate tirade – post it here. It’s better if it’s fresh. It makes the tirade better. It's not a place to just complain about something and create negative energy. It has to be something that happened and the other person or situation has to be the crazy for it to be a legitimate tirade and you just want to vent. Not something that you just don’t like about people, or your negative opinion (especially politics) on something but a real event.   

Or nobody could be at fault - just something crazy that happened and you happened to be there. Like the fight that happened while I was standing in line at the grocery store and this old guy in front of me made a smart remark about the women who was checking out using a food stamp card and he said loud enough for everyone to hear that she should get a job. Needless to say what that women said to him and waited for him in the parking lot. Say what you thought, what you felt and make it laughable.



I went to renew my personalized tag at the DMV and the clerk told me that someone else owned the tag and that it was attached to another vehicle– but get this - the owner was me. I told her that nobody else could possibly own that tag because I’ve owned it for 15 years. I’m thinking no please not today. I have somewhere else to go and after standing in line for 30 minutes.

Then she said that the records show that someone else owned it and she had to do what was showing in the computer. I asked her who and she said that she couldn’t give me that information, only that it was showing to be attached to another vehicle.   I told her that it use to be attached to another vehicle that I sold but that was years ago.

Then I asked her to call Raleigh and it took forever for her to get through and they showed the same thing and that someone was going to have to research it but I had to in the meantime fill out special papers to have the owner release it. I’m standing there with all the other people in line looking on – saying to the clerk but that owner is ME.

So I ended up having to put a temporary tag on my car until they figure out that the owner of the tag was me. What’s wrong with these people! I had to take a tag off my car that they said I didn’t own! I’m like just give me the freakin stickers people!

If that wasn’t bad enough someone had walked off with the screw drivers that they supplied to loosen the tags from the cars. I had to stand in the parking lot and ask strangers who drove up if they had a screw driver or knife to take the tag off. Finally there was a guy who had his tool box and I was able to replace the tag with the temporary one and had to stand back in line to turn in a tag they said I didn’t own.

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Rick GComment by Rick G - March 8, 2008, 1:29 pm
Janet...that was hysterical! Great blog and great idea. I'm still laughing. (I would have had the screwdriver for you...lol). We all have those things happen to us and in retrospect they become funny.

Hope you get your plate (tag) in order. My tag is "I FIX 911" and I've had it as long as you've had yours. The reason behind my plate number is I'm a maintenance man and 'I fix emergencies'. I get a lot of questions about it and one guy wants to buy it from me (I think he's a Porsche mechanic). I'd be upset if I couldn't renew it, so I know where you're coming from.

TenajComment by Tenaj - March 8, 2008, 1:56 pm
Thank's Rick. You better believe I now carry in my purse one of those all in one pocket knives with a Phillips. A nail file doesn't work.
justxploringComment by justxploring - March 8, 2008, 4:46 pm
Are you sure you don't live in Lee County FL? Believe it or not, I still have this file. In Jan 2002 I was rushing to work and got stopped by a cop. I have a copy of the ticket in front of me as I'm typing. I wanted to see when it happened. So he gave me a speeding ticket and I paid it within a few days. In FL you have 30 days to pay a moving violation and, if you select to go to driver's ed school, you circle a lesser amount, and have 60 days to mail the DMV your certificate of completion. Then your insurance company isn't notified and you won't have any points if it's your first offense. (The officer even showed it to me.) You can only do this 5 times in your life, I think. Not sure. I've had 2 moving violations since I moved here. Anyway, the fine was $86 and I immediately paid the reduced amount of $75.20 in person. Even the clerk at the DMV said I had 60 days. Then I took a course at a local Hampton Inn and got my certificate. I sent it by certified mail (thank goodness) and figured "Okay, I'm done." A few months later I got a nasty notice from Tallahassee "Order of License Revocation, Suspension or Cancellation" Needless to say, I was very upset! At that time (don't think we can do it any more) I was able to access my DMV records online and I printed them out. You should see this report called "Traffic Case Detail Information" It's 3 pages long and goes on to show "non-compliance" and "failure to pay" and "adjudicated guilty by judge" Fortunately I made front and back copies of everything. I wrote a letter with a copy of my ticket, a copy of my Certification of Completion from Top Driver (with the dates) and a copy of my canceled check. I can't believe that for a discrepancy of $20.80 they would go through all of this, which probably cost taxpayers a heck of a lot more. The "Catch-22" is that they gave 60 days to complete the school, but 30 days to pay the fine, which I did, but the amount for people who select taking the school. I wonder if they ever fixed that glitch in the system. Not only that, but they have the original violation as something else for $112 which was never explained to me, but as long as it's off my record, I don't care.

A few days days later I got a response "Sorry for the error. I have corrected the mistake. We have reinstated your license with the Department of Motor Vehicles." I called Tallahasse and was told they had no record of any violations, so it was okay. I realize I don't need to, but I keep all of this in my file drawer although it never came up again. It just seems that whenever I throw something away I end up needing it a week later.
justxploringComment by justxploring - March 8, 2008, 5:04 pm
I didn't realize how long that story was (an it was edited. lol) BTW, that discrepancy amount looked funny to me since the fine was $86 and I paid $75.20. So they even have that wrong!!! I was just copying it from the long report I printed out. A $20.80 discrepancy would make the fine $96. Amazing!

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