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In which i rest my case


Are your kids like this? No matter how smart they are they seem to do the stupidest things in the world.




When Daniel, age 20, came home for Spring Break I told him that he needed to get his car inspected.  That’s because North Carolina has a new system where you get the car inspected and ONLY THEN can you register the car.  Also when you register the car now you pay the taxes so they’ve combined those two things.


Since Daniel’s car also had some warning lights on I told him to go to the Infiniti Dealership and get the inspection and whatever other maintenance stuff was required.


He did so and came home and told me it was done.




  1. I log in to update the registration
  2. It doesn’t work
  3. I ask if he had the car inspected?
  4. He assures me that he did
  5. I figure it’s a computer mishap and I’ll try another day
  6. He gets ready to leave
  7. He’s bummed its raining
  8. Kevin asks why?
  9. “Because my wipers are bad and I need new wipers” we are informed
  11. “Because you said they cost $600” is the answer.




I told Daniel that one, I repeat ONE, of the reasons that I got a new car was that my old car was starting to fall apart and cost me money.  For example, the MOTOR on the windshield wipers burned out and it cost $692 to get replaced.  You see I needed a new motor get it?


  1. Are you kidding me Daniel? (says his mother)
  2. Are you kidding me Daniel? (says his father)
  3. Isn’t that what you said? (said Daniel)
  4. No, it’s not … (that was pretty much in unison)
  5. So, no windshield wipers …
  6. Then today I try to get the car registered.
  7. Doesn’t work
  8. I Call the NC State inspection place
  9. They said I need a receipt for the inspection.
  10. Do I have a receipt?
  11. No
  12. Does Daniel have a receipt?
  13. No
  14. I call Infiniti
  15. Guess what?
  17. He never had the car inspected?
  18. Why did he even bother????
  19. Text to Daniel: get the car inspected ASAP
  20. Daniel says he did



So there ya go.  He brought in the car for 3 things and accomplished one.  This kid, this “A” student in college, can’t even get the car inspected.



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  1. Michelle
    March 25, 2014

    Bless his heart. “Fate protects fools, little children, and ships named Enterprise.” (Commander Riker, Star Trek).

    He sounds just like my little brother at the same age, 20 years ago. I shudder to think that my brother grew up…er…grew OLDER to become an Project Manager for the Department of Transportation. This means that a kid who would LOSE HIS KEYS every three to four months, designs roads, approves road projects and signs off on permits. Oh, and he has three kids…

    Fortunately, my sister-in-law is so organized, she would make associates at the Container Store weep with joy. She’s his keeper and has my undying admiration.
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    • Lynn
      March 25, 2014

      hahaha…yeah, there’s always hope

  2. Julie
    March 25, 2014

    Maybe someday I will share with you the story of my 21 year old who was completely unable to work her way through canceling a magazine subscription. I was absolutely speechless ~ which is rare.

    • Lynn
      March 25, 2014

      sometimes I wonder how my parents would react ya know??

    • Fonda
      March 25, 2014

      How I Cannot Cancel a Magazine Subscription.
      Many years ago we signed up for something, I don’t even know what. It came with a free subscription to a sports magazine. I think my husband and my son *used* to read it, or at least glance at the cover. Now, no one in our house even looks at this magazine. After getting it for several years, I finally checked an issue for the subscription department. I called them and asked to have it cancelled. It seems they CANNOT cancel it because of whatever from way back when. No amount of talking could convince them to save the postage and not waste the paper it’s printed on. So, we still get this magazine, and it goes directly into the recycling every month, and I grind my teeth for 5 minutes, again, until I tell myself to let it go.

      • Lynn
        March 26, 2014

        it’s amazing right?? The sheer amount of junk mail i get is astonishing but that’s just plain ridiculous

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