Narc on your neighbor

In going through the gyrations to complete my move, I’m handling getting my tax and sticker settled up with Arlington county. Ah, what a joy. Can anyone explain to me why they don’t just have the stickers and the property taxes on the same schedule? Or better yet, why the Treasurer’s office speaks to you like you’re a slow child when you call them with a question about stickers? After all, they have details about the stickers on their own web page, next to their contact information. If that’s not a sign to call them, what is?

What I really wanted to mention to you, however, is that they’ve also been so kind as to provide meddling busybodies a welcome tool as well. Notice a car parked on your street who isn’t handing their $24 to the county? Then report them from the comfort of your own home! (Tom, check to see if it’s iPhone compatible – maybe you can even do it on site!)

My favorite bit is the box to tell them the owner’s name, if you know it. If you’re driving an out-of-state (or even county) car you’d better think twice about pissing off Ms Jacobs down the road…

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


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