Once upon a time, Ardith bought a car. Okay, so she didn't pay up with cash in full. But that's beside the point. It will be completely paid for soon enough. The point is, she drove out of the dealership with keys, a paper dealer license plate which theoretically expires 9/2005, and a vehicle to go with them.
"All will be well," said the nice lady at the dealership; "you will get your tags, title, and license as soon as they get through processing at the DMV."
Or at least, that's what I think she said. I don't quite remember, as it was almost a month ago. However, being that I didn't quite remember, I decided to go down to the DMV and see for myself. This was yesterday.
The DMV resides on 1st St. SW. This means it is on my side of the river, and also fairly close to the Tall Buildings Of Downtown Cedar Rapids. And also that it's mostly surrounded by road construction.
15 minutes of trying to find a road that still led to the Linn County Administration Building later, I found the Linn County Department of Motor Vehicles. I waited in line, and asked the nice lady what I needed to do to get a set of real license plates, waited while she looked for my paperwork, waited while she called European Motors to see if they had my paperwork, and then listened while she told me that she was sure I'd get my paperwork and plates soon, and to just keep using the dealer tag.
Which I shall do. I mean after all, what are the chances that they lost all my paperwork? Slim to none, right?Posted by Ardith at August 31, 2005 09:29 PM | TrackBack