May 5th (Monday) when we got home from the office (we carpool), there was a yellow sticker on my car's back window. Apparently, i hadn't renewed my plates. My birthday was March first, so i was just over two months overdue, and quite frankly, i can't even remember what i did. I usually take care of these things.
My upstairs neighbor asked one of the people who works at the complex what was going on. He responded that the complex has a towing company that comes by now and then, to remove cars that are not supposed to be there and the like, including expired plates. Apparently, they came around on Monday and tagged me.
The tag does not easily come off. Indeed, the last time this happened (a few years ago, perhaps) they put on an annoying sticker. I scraped most of it off, but there is residue there even today. So, with this one, i took a moment or two, realized it was the same stuff, and left it.
My next action should be to get my new plates. The Secretary of State is open late on Wednesdays, for the convenience of people who find it difficult to come in middle of the day. Great, i was planning on going perhaps today or Friday, as on Friday i'd be home earlier.
In the meanwhile, i drove my car this morning, though i was back to leave with the carpool.
Well, i just received a call (today, Wednesday, May 7th) from a friend and neighbor that my car was being towed. There was a police car as well. Apparently, i did not have as much time as i thought.
Now i guess i have to figure out what i need to get my new plates. My license, registration, and proof of insurance are in the glove compartment, though i should have an extra insurance sheet in my drawer.