The car registration discussion reminded me of a time I'm sure I made a clerk's brain hurt.
We have two vehicles. I knew one was coming up on the renewal period, but I could not for the life of me find the form to send it in. Let's say this is close to the end of October and the renewal was due by October 31. So I went down to the courthouse and explained to the clerk that I had a renewal that was going to be expiring but I couldn't find my form. So she looked it up for me, then she got a strange look on her face and said "Uh, ma'am, I show that your registration does not expire until the end of December. The van expires in December and the car expires in June."
I said "oh, I could have sworn it was October," thanked her for her time and left. I got the renewal notice for the vehicle due in December a few weeks later. I am still very confused, though, because we just bought one car, and we bought it in February, so it was registered in February and therefore should be up for renewal during the next February. If they changed it, I don't remember them prorating the registration or anything. Oh well. My brain is mush these days from lack of sleep, so if I'm wrong I wouldn't be at all surprised.