Thursday, May 27, 2010

Rejected


My application to drive my new car has been rejected by VicRoads.

On the surface, it's because I hold a probationary licence and the car has a turbocharged engine.

But the real reason is because the imbeciles who work at VicRoads can't fucking do their jobs properly and do not have the courtesy to at least own up to it!

You see, when Bee and I were contemplating on buying this new car, we wanted to make sure that I would be able to drive it too, so Bee called up VicRoads to check how we can go about applying a permit.

And the idiot on VicRoads helpline told us that we have to purchase the car before applying for the permit because the application require a specific VIN number for the car's engine.

At first it didn't make sense because it clearly states on the application form that "A VicRoads exemption must be approved before the purchase of the vehicle", but she insisted "that's just the way it is".

We were also reassured that our car should have no problem getting a permit since it's "turbocharged or supercharged with a power to weight ratio between 100kW and 125kW per tonne and that are considered to be a family type vehicle (4 or more seats) rather than a sports type vehicle".

So we went ahead and bought the car as we were advised to, and guess what?! My application was rejected and I'm banned from driving my own car!

When we rang up to inquire about the reason(s), surprise surprise, we were told a completely different story this time round.

Apparently, regardless of what we've been told by one of their colleagues, we HAVE TO obtain an approved permit before buying the car.

AND, that's not all (if you can actually believe it, because I seriously couldn't!), quite the opposite of the information we've been given, our car is actually in the list of BANNED cars, alongside with the Audi TT and BMW 335i.

So everything we've been told was wrong information, no one has to take responsibility for it except us, cause we believed what we were told by VicRoads helpline. *Note the sarcasm*

And we are stuck with a car that I'm banned from driving until year 2012! Oh aren't we overjoyed?!

Really, it's the dream scenario everyone hopes for when they blow that much money on a car!

Really, it's our fault!

Really, thanks, VicRoads! And the imbeciles you employ!

Lesson learned: Always take note of the time of call, name of the person, and every single details whenever you call up any organisation, no matter how established and well informed do you think they are.

Lesson learned: Never send a man to do a woman's job.

Lesson learned: Sometimes the only person who has to live with the consequences of someone else's mistakes is you.

And there is nothing you can do about it.

For that, I'm sad.


2 left a petal:

reanaclaire said...

sorry to hear that.. if i couldnt drive, i dont know how to go about each day.. anyway, hope u get it back real soon!

reanaclaire.com

MisSmall said...

Reanaclaire: I'm trying to make an appeal, so wish me luck! :)