Complaints and why I procrastinate and when is the babe coming?

So in 2004 my car was paid off.  In 2004 I went to the KS DMV to get tags for my car and they of course needed the original title which I never received from Chrysler Financial who held my lein.  I remember spending approximately 3 hours at the DMV calling Chrysler Financial along with a very nice woman (who I had gone to school with) trying to get this figured out and getting Chrysler a fax number to send the cleared title to.  My tags were issued and I went on my merry way. 

Now on to 2005 – renewal of tags.  I go to get my sticker renewal…they never received my title the year prior from Chrysler Financial.  We can Chrysler again – again give them a fax number – again they apparently sent it over.

2006 – Tags in Missouri.  Show up with a copy of my title from Chrysler Financial – which by the way shows that there is still a lein…it is a copy…I show this to the wonderful DMV state dept. workers and they issue my tags.  I have my maiden name on a copy of a title and my married name on my driver’s license.  They still issue me my tags.

2008 – Driving around the past year with expired 2007 tags from the state of MO.  I know that I am going to have trouble getting new tags, especially after I found out that the car must go thru the DEQ (Dept. of Environmental Quality) here in OR – that this is not a $12 trip to the local gas station so they can turn my lights on and check my air pressure and pass inspection.  No – this is a $30 later trip – which actually turned out to be a $500 inspection due to the fact that I failed (or the car failed) the inspection due to some leak that I had to fix.  Leak fixed and computer reset so my check engine light doesn’t come on anymore – tell me to drive it around for 30 miles prior to the inspection so the computer can run thru all the crap it has to run thru….I do this and show up at the DEQ and my check engine light comes on. I go ahead and get it inspected again and fail for the same reason.  Take it back to the garage – have them reset the computer – drive to the DEQ again (this time I skip the 30 miles of driving) and I pass the inspection. 

One thing down in order to take care of my tags.  Next is the DMV.

Dodo and I go to one that is open on a Saturday – we are excited we have all of our paperwork, etc. and think that we are on our way.  Get to the DMV and a huge sign states that they do not do out-of-state title transfers at that particular location. 

Pissed.

Now I have to take off work in order to get this taken care of…

I leave early today – about 2 months after our first attempt on a Saturday.  Today I left early mainly because I have short-timers disease and I thought I am definitely pushing the limit on my expired tags.  The year is coming up and I don’t think I need to have 2 year old expired tags. 

I have EVERYTHING I need and don’t really worry about not having the original title because you know what?  Kansas and Missouri still gave me tags without one.

NOT SO FREAKING LUCKY IN THIS STATE!  They wouldn’t accept my copy nor could they tell me how I was supposed to get the original since I have been trying that off and on for the past 4 years.  I’m pissed – I come home – I call Chrysler Financial.

The woman on the phone tells me that I have to contact the state of KS for my original title. ?????  I tell her that the car was last titled in Missouri (well – who the hell knows since I don’t think I ever got anything from them either).  I ask her if she is sure and explain the situation again, etc. and go through my speal…she puts me on hold then hangs up on me.

I call back and get someone else that has now told me that THEY WILL CONTACT THE STATE OF KS and get my original title and then send to me. 

I’m not holding my breath.

The same thing happened last night when I called Dish Network regarding the  discounts I should have had on my last bill and the fact that I was to get 3 months free HBO and Starz and they then charged me for it all on my most recent bill. I short-paid the last bill – actually I paid what they told me to pay on the last bill not what was actually invoiced…after spending about 30 minutes on the phone trying to get this sorted out I was hung up on.  Probably due to the fact that I told the girl on the line to get out a calculator – suggesting that she maybe look at the damn bill and think for herself versus a line that they give her to say…

08-24-08: I started this post 3 days ago…we have finally squared things away with Dish…

Where have the good workers gone?  Where has customer service gone?  Where are all the smart people?

I would just really like to deal with an intelligent person that goes out of their way to help me and figure things out with me – not for me – but work with me people. 

Anyway – this is turning into a very long post….

We went bowling last night…yes – 38 weeks pregnant and I bowled.  I did quite well and we had a great time.  At least I got over a 100.  It was really quite fun – a bunch of co-workers (German mainly) and many many of them had never bowled before.  How awesome is that.  It was pretty funny watching all of them…and one guy on our team who had never bowled before ended up kicking our butts the first game. 

Then yesterday Dodo and I ran errands – got the Maggie B’s nails clipped, carseat installed and inspected and then met some friends out for a round of frisbee golf.  Yes – 38 weeks pregnant and played a round of frisbee golf.  Then I couldn’t sleep last night, was hot, was uncomfortable and my hips and sacrum feel like they are going to explode.  That has been going on for a while.  My ass goes numb and this kid is sitting and has been sitting way low.  I don’t think he has dropped yet – can’t wait for that to happen – my legs already feel as if they are detached. 

I’m cleaning and doing laundry today which isn’t helping the back thing out at all…but I want to get this stuff done!  Otherwise I think we are pretty prepared for the babe to come at any time.  We’ve been telling him that it would be perfectly fine to come whenever. 

I don’t think he is listening. 

Maybe a few more bowling parties and rounds of frisbee golf….

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One Comment on “Complaints and why I procrastinate and when is the babe coming?”

  1. sa rah Says:

    I feel that I am going to be quoting this blog quite often when I ask (to no one in particular, probably in an absurdly long line waiting to do perform some inane bureaucratic task), “Where are all the smart people?” Yes, yes, indeed. Where are they?


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