Wednesday, June 9, 2010

I've Got a Hot Date on Friday!

I'm married to an outlaw.  A law-breaker.  A man willing to flaunt his stuff for the entire law enforcement community to see as he zips by in his bright yellow Saturn coupe.

He's forgotten to renew his driver's license and it is now been expired for nearly three months.


I find this particularly humorous because around his birthday (three months ago) I asked him if he'd been to renew his license yet, since he and I were born in the same year, our licenses come up for renewal during the same year, too.  I knew mine would need to be renewed this year.

"Oh, I don't need to -- I've got another year on mine."

I blinked.  "Really?  I need to renew mine this summer."

"Oh, no -- I'm good to go until next spring."

"You've checked, right?"

"If it will make you feel better, I will."

And then life happened and he forgot to check and I only remembered to remind him once, maybe six weeks later.  And life was still happening and he forgot to check again.

And then today after I had driven him to the airport, left him there, and started heading home, my phone starts ringing.  I glance at it to see if it was anything urgent and saw that it was Scott.  I figured he'd forgotten something and was asking if I could run to Target to buy him a toothbrush or deoderant or whatever.


His voice was a tinged with irony as he asked me, "So, do you want to know what the lady at TSA told me?"

"Sure."  I figured it was either something innocuous and funny, like "Dude!  You've totally got TP stuck to your shoe!" or something scary and dangerous, like "Sir, are you aware that someone has slipped some dangerous explosives into the hard drive of your computer?"

Oh, no.  She didn't have either of those things to say.  He very sheepishly admitted that she said, "Hey, your driver's license expired three months ago.  You should pay more attention to that and go renew it."

And that, my friends, is how I am married to a man driving all over the state illegally for the last three months in some goofy adolescent rebellion against his wife, who simply reminded him to CHECK the expiration date on his license.  No nagging, no pestering -- just a simple suggestion.

Guess what we're doing on Friday afternoon when he deplanes?  Swinging by the Department of Motor Vehicles to get new driver's licenses.  Mine will be renewed on time and his, well, let's just say he's pretty lucky that he won't have to take the written test again.  Hot date, huh?


Marilyn (A Lot of Loves) said...

Ooo. Hopefully he doesn't get pulled over before then. Where I live the ticket for that is $575. Tell him to drive the speed limit until then! :)

Daffy said...

This was just like the time that hubs told me he FOR SURE wanted the number 9 at Taco Bell. Knowing full well that was NOT what he always ordered I asked "Are you sure? Cause that's the crunchwrap supreme and you don't normally get that."

Through gritted teeth he scowls at me "Yes. THE.NUMBER.NINE. ITS WHAT I WANT"

So I get the wasn't what he wanted.

So yeah...exactly the same but different.

LOL...really though. For some reason your story made me think of the whole Taco Bell thing. Good think your hubs is a safe driver and didn't end up in the slammer over it. Can you imagine how THAT post would read?

IASoupMama said...

Marilyn -- Thankfully, he has no reason to drive until he returns on Friday. He is very luck he hasn't been pulled over -- that yellow car is hard to miss and let's just say he's never UNDER the speed limit...

Daffy -- You know what would be hysterical? My hubby taking your hubby to Taco Bell. Mine can get pulled over when distracted by yours being all confused as he looks at the food he mistakenly ordered -- I can just see the utter confusion as they try to explain that one to a cop...

Rhonda (a.k.a. The Lively One) said...

Ha ha ha and ha!! Usually I'M the outlaw as Mr. Organized is so together he doesn't miss that stuff.

I totally get that whole "outlaw" thing.

Complicated Mama said...

too funny, I waited til last minute to switch over my license when I moved to a different state.... and I got pulled over-- and thankfully, the cop let it slide... I guess I was the outlaw in that case.

The Mommyologist said...

Hot date for sure! That is too funny though! Good thing they still let him on the plane!

Jenny said...

Oh Scott! I can't give him too much registration was expired for almost 8 months before I finally got in renewed...oh well!

Erin said...

yeah, he should renew it. good thing they still let him on the plane! lol

The Grasshoppa:Triplets Plus Two Momma said...

At this point in my life, I would take anything...and I mean ANYTHING in they way of a hot day....alone time with my man.

Hey...there is a back seat and a parking lot, no?

IASoupMama said...

All right, folks, he's legal again! Yippee!!

I don't think I'll be spending too much time in my back seat parking -- I drive a Jetta with two carseats in back...

Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip said...

Haaaaa!!! That totally sounds like me and my husband over his most recent speeding ticket. I kept telling him to take care of it before the time period elapsed but of course he didn't. So then there was an extra fine and he had to do driver's ed. Why don't men just listen to their brilliant wives? WHY?