Some Things Don’t Make Sense
July 27, 2014
Some things don’t make sense. Sometimes these things that don’t make sense frustrate me more than they should. Today I encountered one of those things.
I live in the state of Kentucky. I was preparing to pay my car registration and thought about mailing it in. Then I was reminded why I dislike doing this:
I cut that off a little short; it should have showed a $2 fee. This makes no good sense to me. Well, let me rephrase. I understand that they have to mail an envelope back to me, but a $2 fee for this is absurd. I chose not to do this on principle.
Then I noticed that you can pay on the Internet. I was once again reminded why I dislike doing this:
In case you can’t see that good, there is a $5 convenience fee for renewing on the Internet. While the $2 fee can be justified, I suppose, an extra $3 cannot, in my mind. If a system is set up properly, there will be reduced costs for the County Clerk if paid online. They said it right though, it is a convenience fee. I believe they know that folks don’t want to drive to the courthouse to pay this, and because of that they can make an extra $3. When a business chooses to do this, that is their choice as a business. I may not like it, and I can choose to shop elsewhere. When a government does this, it is somewhat akin to robbery in my humble opinion. Now, the truth of the matter is that I don’t have to pay online, and I didn’t. It still doesn’t change the principle of the matter though.
Even if I am frustrated about it again next year, I very well may choose to pay it. It depends on my mood. It probably would save money over a drive to the courthouse, but in this case my wife is going to Benton anyhow.
Okay, rant over.
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