Monday, November 23, 2015

Why wait?!

It's a sign
It never ceases to amaze me how people can wait to do somethings and it, seemingly, doesn't faze them until they get down to the absolutely last day/hour/minute/second it's due and then they're all frantic about getting it done.  For instance, your car registration is due in May.  You get your car registration tags in the mail in March and don't affix it to the car.  How many times do you have to be pulled over by law enforcement before you affix the tags to your car?  3?  12?  250?  When they finally ticket you and you have to go prove you paid your registration?!  Personally, it took me 5 times because, I suspect, the cops were keeping a running tab on my excuses.

Here's another one.  You get a new puppy from a neighbor.  When do you register and license your pet?  When it bites someone?  When it runs away?  After you become emotionally attached to it and you have to go to the pound knowing the odds of finding it in the sea of animals is like 1 in 1,000,000?

One more?  Say you've been sued after your dog bit someone (you know, the one you haven't licensed yet).  Let's say you think to yourself, I've got gobs of time to answer this complaint.  Lots of time.  30 days later, with the clock ticking down to the 11th hour you realize the day of reckoning is upon you and you need to file that answer TODAY!!!  Sad thing is, at this point there is nothing that will save you.  Had you, at least, merely gone to your local county law library the day before, you might have had time to take a look at 


you might now not be sweating bullets.

Yep, had you just given yourself some time to read and digest (the operative word being "digest") the information on how to respond to your legal problem, you would have been able to withstand the legal onslaught.  Next time, might I suggest running over to your local county law library and seek the assistance of a "qualified" library employee (i.e. Law Librarian).  We will, in the very least, be able to point you in the right direction before you absolutely, positively have to have whatever it was you were looking for.