Thursday, March 22, 2007

When the White Elephants Come Home to Roost

I told my Granddaughter that I was giving her a "white elephant".  I even wrote a journal entry about it, suggesting that she call the car I was giving her, "Jamba" after a fictional white elephant in a fable.

When you buy a car in California you have five days to transfer the title.  Failure to transfer the title in five days may result in a fine.  Alas, she did not register the car for SIX MONTHS.  Now she has taken the car in for registration, and she was dismayed because the officer "yelled at her." 

I wonder what is going to happen?  Will she get the car registered?  Will she pay a fine? Will she go to jail?  Will I? 

Another metaphor suggests that your wayward chickens will eventually "come home to roost".  I wonder if that applies to white elephants as well.

4 comments:

garnett109 said...

Good Luck Chuck!

plieck30 said...

Do you think they will let you post your entry from jail? Awww the officer probably got it out of his system when he yelled. Good luck to your granddaughter and hope she learned from this experience. Paula

jckfrstross said...

oh no!

Deb

monponsett said...

I'd strike any officer that yelled at me, but I'm French and can get away with stuff like that.