Yuck. I had to spend part of today in the Pasco County tag office off of US 41.
To be fair, the clerks were nice and took good care of me, and I was in and out in record time.
I was a little disconcerted by the security guard asking me to stand against the wall but that’s only because of bad memories of other encounters with cops. Just teasing.
I asked for free WiFi and free soft serve and cake on the service comment card, but I’m not holding my breath.
However, the Pasco County tag offices are really missing the boat by not running bingo to balance the budget. They wouldn’t even need to hire a caller.
No charge for the genius idea, Mike Olson.
This post really does not have much to do with tutoring but still might be useful to you because of a few things the clerks shared with me.
My step daughter turns 19 in a few days and is moving out. Although I was at the tag office to renew my license, I happened to ask a question or two about a car that we are planning to gift to her. What I learned might help you if you are planning to let the kid take wheels when he or she blows town for college or for good.
First, I learned that if convenience is your aim, it is better for married persons to title a car with OR (rather than AND) between the names, so that either half of the couple can do business with the title office. Fortunately, we followed this tip with the car in question.
Second, I learned that if you have a kid leaving home and are going to gift a car to him or her, do it before he or she leaves and changes driver’s license addresses.
When the kid’s and your driver’s licenses match home address, the plate can be transferred at a lower cost because of a “family exemption.”
Using the exemption lowers the cost by $200.
OK, now back to your regularly scheduled educational programming….
Eric Anderson is an English, history, SAT, and writing tutor who resides in lovely Wesley Chapel, FL. Reach him at 813 787 8959 or at Tampa tutor at Tampa bay dot rr dot com. He shares his thoughts about whatever tickles his pickle here.