Category Archives: Driving

Stolen License Plate

Last night as I was leaving work, I noticed there was no license plate on my car. ¬†Unfortunately, I don’t remember when I last checked my license plate so it could have been missing for a few days. ¬†I do try to take a look at my car often to see if there are any dents or scratches but I can’t say for certain when I last checked.

I drove the 20 minute drive home angry and also nervous that a cop might pull me over because it’s illegal to drive without a license plate. But I made it home safe.

The first thing I did was go onto the police website to see if I could report the theft but it told me for that kind of theft I had to call or go to a station, so I went to bed mad.

In the morning I called the police number and listened to the options. It said for a license plate theft I needed to go to a station to give a written statement.

The first police station we went to was closed for renovations. The second station we found, had moved. The third one on the GPS, we could not find. We finally found a fourth station and went in. When I told the cop that I wanted to report a stolen license plate he told me I had to call the phone number that I called in the morning and report it that way…

Needless to say, at this point I was pretty frustrated (as was my boyfriend who was driving me around in his truck). I finally got a police report number and went to the registry to get a new license plate; which I had to pay for I might add.

Tomorrow I am going to Canadian Tire and getting some special screws that require a special tool to remove. Hopefully that will make it harder to steal my plate in the future so I don’t have to go through this all again.

Moving Stores

I usually try not to talk about work on the blog. But when you spend most of your time there it doesn’t really leave much to talk about.

Over the last year or so the company has been trying to decide if we should keep the two stores in Edmonton open or consolidate them into one. A decision was finally made and we are moving into one location.

The decision was made this summer and the time to start packing is finally here. I’ve been throwing a lot of stuff out to get ready for the move. We’ve been packing stuff to send to the new location. I just cant wait until the move is finally done.

It will be nice to have everyone in one place. Maybe I can finally get everyone on a set schedule so we can have a little bit of a routine for once. I’d be silly to think I can achieve that before Christmas, but I’m going to try!

Moving stores means I’m going to have to go further to get to work now. Instead of a 5 minute drive, it’s going to be closer to a 25 minute drive. My manager who cutrently works out of the location we are moving to, says that parking is bad there. That’s something that scares me a little bit.

Parking is something I struggle with the most. He says no matter how straight he parks in the centre of the parking spot, people still hit his car with their doors. I’m hoping he’s just unlucky. So far I haven’t noticed any scratches on my new car and I would really like to keep it that way.