Dear Missouri Department of Revenue,
I know pretty much everyone in the state dreads coming to your house. I certainly do. My experiences with your sister departments in Kansas and especially Minnesota made me quiver at the thought of visiting you, especially at the end of the month.
Then today I came to see you to get new license plates. You sure made me do a ton of work to prove I am worthy to drive my car in your state. So I left work at 12:15, thinking that I was foolish for going during lunch. I stopped by my apartment to get my check book and arrived at your house at 12:40 p.m. The first sign that this would go well was the hour and 40 minutes left on my meter!
There were five people ahead of me but you had three windows open. I walked away with my new plates before 1 p.m. and arrived back at work exactly on time. Also, kudos for only charging me $38. Last year I paid $105 in Minnesota.
Thank you, Missouri. You've restored my heart.