I was nervous; my car was in rough shape. I thought of New York State’s rigorous inspections. Any number of problems might turn up that would be expensive to fix.
I drove down a country road and found a garage that had an inspection sign. When I told the mechanic what I needed, he got in the car, circled the block, turned on the lights and honked the horn.
Then he attached a new sticker and asked me for the fifty-dollar fee.
I was shocked. “Is that all you have to do?” I asked.
He answered, “Well, you drove it here, didn’t you?”
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