I suspect many of my readers also read Megan McArdle, but in case you missed her story, its pretty funny (as long as you are not the person experiencing it):
While consuming my one (1) beer, I was apprehended by agents of the
Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. They called my parents, fined me,
and made me attend a class on the horrors of underaged drinking (did
you realize that drinking can lead to uncontrollable vomiting?) It was
during that class, with the errors of my ways now readily apparent,
that I made a pledge to myself to quit underaged drinking with all due
speed. And on January 29th, 1994, I honored that pledge....
problem, you see, is that at the time of my conviction, I did not have
a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Driver's License. Indeed, I had no
driver's license at all, being one of those benighted city people who
get their first driver's license at the age of 23. The laws of the
State of Pennsylvania, however, say that the Department of
Transportation is entitled to suspend the driver's license of anyone
arrested for underaged drinking. And the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Department of Transportation is, apparently, determined to exercise
this privilege. Thus, the spectacle of a 35 year old woman being
informed that she is about to have her driver's license suspended for
To add insult to injury, I am expected to
fill out a form and, at my own expense, mail it to the DOT in order to
commence this suspension.
This would be funny and mildly
annoying if it were not for the fact that until they clear the
suspension, I cannot get a DC driver's license, because states are
required to scan for violations from other states before they issue a
new license. (No word on how I got one out of the State of New York).
And until I get a DC driver's license, I cannot register the car I just
bought. The DMV here, after much wrangling, gave me temporary tags,
but it looks like I'm going to have to garage the thing for three
months unless the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania relents. Which, at this
time, they show no evidence of doing.