Car-man’s Jeep was up for its yearly registration.  Which, includes a State Emissions Inspection.

“It’s at least a 45 minute wait.”  Said the (really nice) guy behind the counter.

I agreed, the Inspection was due, I didn’t really have a choice.


10 Minutes later.



I promptly get up and moved to the counter.

“You’re ready to go.”  He tells me.

“Are you sure?”  I ask, “That seems awfully quick.”

Smile, “Your car’s 25 years old, it’s a beautiful antique.  It only needed to pass a safety inspection…”  He looked happily out the window, then ended with, “… It’s only $7”

I paid.

Then, drove very, very, carefully home – it’s now an antique, you know.

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