June 26th 2019
Today I had to insure my car, and tax my car, and change my address on my car insurance and change my address on my car tax and book an MOT for my car and do a load of really boring adult shit that I really, really wish I didn’t have to take care of. And I know that’s a precious mentality, and that sometimes you have to do things that you don’t want to do, but my argument to that is… but why though?
And the thing is that no one really tells you that you have to do these things. You’re just expected to remember that you’re supposed to do these things. Like, did you know that you’re supposed to change your car’s registration details when you move house? Maybe you did, but you probably only know because someone told you. And no one told me. My parents haven’t moved house since I was born so they probably didn’t know.
I mean, of course it makes logical sense that you would have to change the address, because otherwise how would the car people know how to get in touch with you if you had an accident or a speeding ticket? I guess I just always kind of assumed that the government know where you live anyway, and that their systems would just update automatically and be like “oh, James moved house”. But no, apparently it’s not even the government that care.
If you do get a speeding ticket and aren’t around to claim it, apparently some debt collectors just buy the ticket from the police and then try to hunt you down to claim the interest on it. I’ve made that sound more dramatic than it probably is, but it’s all news to me so I have no idea how it actually works.
So I’ve had to send off my car’s V5C logbook today to notify the DVLA of my change of address. Before today I didn’t even know what a V5C logbook even was, and I definitely didn’t know where it was.
I just don’t want to have to deal with this kinda shit.
Until tomorrow, “nobody does, pal, just grow up,” you said.