Monday, May 15, 2006

Why is it liening?

Army Wives…

Sometimes it’s easy to forget the little annoyances that Army Wives have to deal with. A h/t to Homefront Six for reminding us what wives go through almost every day. And my prayers and thanks to those wives who have way more to worry about than little stuff like this.

Because we’re getting ready to head back to the “Land of the Morning Calm” ourselves, my own Homefront Six had to make some arrangements to take our beloved HD Softail overseas. Because we still owe a little bit on it, she contacted the Army’s Transportation Office here at lovely Fort Hamilton to make certain we could still take the bike overseas.

Apparently, asking for the right paperwork over the phone isn’t as easy as it seems.

Here’s the conversation: I kid you not.

Hello? Is this the transportation office?
Yes it is, how can we help?

My husband and I are getting ready to move overseas. We have a motorcycle that we’d like to take in our household goods, but there’s a lien on it. What kind of paperwork do we need?
What do you mean it’s leaning?

What? No, there’s a lien on it. Do we need something from the bank?
I don’t get it. Your motorcycle leans?

No, no…there’s a lien…. we’re still paying on it. We don’t actually own it outright.
Ma’am, you don’t even have the motorcycle? How can you take it to Korea if you don’t have it?

No…We’re still paying on it.
You’re paying on a motorcycle you don’t even have?

Okay, thanks for your help.
We decided to just pay it off. Apparently that’s much easier.

And as far as riding the motorcycle is concerned...that's easy, just lien into the wind.

--kosovodad

1 Comments:

At 7:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

lien. Well you learn something every day. We just say loan over here. I'd like to take a bunch of 'leined' stuff overseas too. That way I could conveniently forget to pay it :-/

 

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