The worst part was that I bought the car from a dealer, who had taken it as a trade-in, and the previous owner had custom plates so these were NEW plates to the car to start with and they had NO EXCUSE, being a DEALER, to not have the proper bibs and bobs to attach a license plate with. I mean, really.
They closed the local government service center that was local to work last year due to budget cuts. I haz a sad, because it was never horribly busy and the counter people had intelligence. *sigh*