If you accidentally throw away that little license plate sticker when your new car registration comes in the mail...and you go to the Registry of Motor Vehicles to get a new one, that little square thing with a number on it that the check-in lady gives you is the STICKER, not your customer number.
True story that I have never told a soul except my BFF until now:
I accidentally threw away that little license plate sticker. (Okay, okay, I actually did it TWICE.)
I went to get a new one.
I stood in line with everyone else in the state of Massachusetts (actually, they call it a Commonwealth. Don't ask me why.....must be a Yankee thing).
When it was my turn to see the check-in lady, I told her what I wanted and showed her my registration. She handed me a little orange ticket with a number on it.
She had handed everyone little tickets with numbers.
So how was I supposed to know she had handed me the actual sticker? Heh...
I sit on the bench with everyone else in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and wait for my number to be called.
I was #11.
The lit-up sign read: Now serving customer 78.
I was going to have to wait until it went all the way to 100 and starts over again, I guess.
I look around.
Hmmm, everyone else's little tickets looked a little less orange than mine.
Actually, everyone else's little tickets were yellow.
Light bulb moment.
I was holding the license plate sticker.
Okay, now I've got to get up and walk out of there like I knew this all along.
La la la la la....*strolls nonchalantly past the benches filled with everyone in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts*.....la la la.....
*Strolls past the check-in lady*
*Shoots check-in lady a small glare*
Was the check-in lady smirking?!
*Gets to door and bolts out of there*
So now, the next time I accidentally throw away that little license plate sticker, I know how to do it.