Continuing my last post
I forgot to mention my new bete noir, E-Z Pass.
I like gadgets, or used to, so I was an early adopter of E=Z Pass. We were living in New Jersey at the time, and you know what hell the New Jersey roads are. ( If you don't know, you haven't missed a thing. But I digress.) At any rate, The late Mr Charm detested traffic. He took it as a personal affront that anyone else wanted to use the roads at the same time he did. He particularly hated being stuck in a line waiting to pay a toll, along with his objection to paying for tolls at all, since he already paid taxes.
Anyway, my E Z Pass payments were supposed to come out of a credit card. Unfortunately, the card had an expiration date, and duly expired. So I was in arrears on the bloody thing, and Delaware sent me a nasty note. They wanted $4 for the toll, plus $25 administrative fee, plus $10 for some worthy cause and another $15 for another worthy cause. The total amounted to $54, for a $4 toll. A whole new definition of highway robbery.
EZ Pass was supposed to make my life easier, not more complicated. So I called New York, snd told them my tale of woe. They promised to send me another E Z Pass transponder, but wanted to know the license number of my car. I can never remember what the license plate is, so they asked if I still was driving the 2011 Nissan Sentra, which they apparently considered the license number of record, I agreed, although I am actually driving a 2017 Nissan Sentra. They don't need to know that, though, so I'll keep it a secret.