We learned this from "May I help you? My Name Muriel" , who works at Tuggle's Tags. In Maryland you can either wait it out at the MVA and have a state employee abuse you while they are inputting your information, or you can go to a tag agency and pay a "tax" of $50 and enjoy no waiting lines.
It was Murial who said "Well, I dunno...let me see...what state you from? OH-Hya? Yeah, let me see. Let me see, let me see. Let. Me See. Yes, we can do this. Uh huh? Yes.
At the end of the "let me sees" and the "Yes we can do this" we discovered that no, we can't do it.
Muriel can't do it because she needs "I need the, hold on. I need the actual... I need the actual... I need the actual ti- hold on here, yeah. I can't do anything until you get the actual title from the lien holder."
So he pulls out his phone and starts to dial and "May I help you? My Name Muriel" says "Sir. Sir. Sir. Sir. You can't use that he-year. You got to go outside and use that there smart phone thingy. No cellphones no smart phones. Only my phone."
Anyway we ordered the actual title, and that'll take a week. Now what.
Husband announces that if can't get his plates, then we are going to buy a gas log for the fireplace. Kinda random, but off we go.
So we go to Home Depot. "Online only, sir."
So we go to Lowe's. They have crap.
And then we end up at Walker's "Patio and Hearth" and it looked expensive.
And it was.
Husband says we need a gas insert and "Debi" takes us over to the wall of fireplaces, sits us down in leather recliners that massage and vibrate and she starts the show. Suddenly, the wall of fireplaces looks like Atlanta in the burning sequence from Gone with The Wind.
Debi does her spiel and I'm getting relaxed in the chair and the husband likes the one on the right. When Debi tells me it comes with a remote, I'm good too. Fire. Remote. Leather massaging recliner, its all good.
And how much is this?
Four thousand dollars.
Say WHAT? For ceramic logs? I start to hyperventilate.
Oh, says Debi. "You only want a gas fireplace? These are fire place inserts. Gas logs are a different department."
That's in a different room. No recliners. No multi-media presentation. No jazzy names.
But the logs look nice.
And how much is this?
We left with a set - American Chestnut with the "Ambi-Burn" system. Glowing embers are extra.
But seriously - $1,100??? And no vibrating chair?
These had better be some great ass logs.
The Stone's sang that you don't always get what you need, sometimes you get what you need. And Mother Karma evidently thinks that gas logs are more important that license plates.