Alright District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles, you win. Yesterday the license plates on my car were stolen. I filed a police report and this afternoon went to your office to get replacements. You charged me ten dollars (which is kind of silly, when you think about it), but issued me new plates and a new registration card in less than five minutes. I spent more time looking for a place to park. I only got a chance to read one page of my book and none of the magazine that I brought, expecting an extended stay.
So well done, bureaucracy. You helped me out this time. I'll likely soon forget it, but thanks.