metro Detroiters are getting dumber and i have the proof
okay, maybe “dumber” is too harsh of a word. less focused, perhaps? whatever the case may be i’ve done a little research before i posted this so i could support my claim. now i’ll do my best Scott Lewis impression and say, “let’s look at what i found”: a while back i renewed my license plate by mail. a couple weeks later i received the most expensive tiny sticker ever, read the instructions that told me to make sure the plate was clean & warm then place the sticker in the lower right corner of the plate (since i have the all blue plate) and so i did. Stoked as i was i celebrated by driving my once again legal vehicle up to the Gas & Sip on the corner for a pack of Viceroys. after paying the clerk i got back in my Gremlin then proceeded to pound them on the butt of my hand. while i have no idea what that accomplishes i do it because all good smokers do it and i don’t want to look like an amatuer, but i digress… so as i’m slapping the crap out of my fresh pack i notice the car in front of mine has their little license tab not in the corner…not any corner but rather in the middle of the plate. didn’t they get the instruction sheet that mine had come attached to? hhmmm, odd. whatever. next thing i know i’m looking at every plate i see: in parking lots, at stop signs, gas pumps and i noticed that about one in ten have the sticker in the wrong place. i’ve seen some with them in each corner and in the middle. these people, if they read it at all, clearly skipped over the part on the directions that tell you not only where to put it but that you’re supposed to remove/replace the expired one. nope, some of you are out there showing off the fact that not only are you not good at following instuctions right now but that you haven’t been able to follow instructions for the past half decade. the sheet that mine came attached to even had a little diagram, for crying out loud. maybe it’s just their way of quietly snubbing their collective noses at the law. one tiny, little infraction that makes them feel a bit edgy yet hurts no one. perhaps they just don’t care. perhaps some simply aren’t taking the time to read the accompanying sheet or, as i stated earlier, perhaps some are just dumb. the next time you’re on the road take a look around and see for yourselves…or maybe take a look at your own plate to see if you’re one of “them”.