Drivin’ Me Crazy
Edgewood resident Ed Gerber had been waiting—and waiting—five months for the delivery of a new car. After the delivery date had changed several times, he contacted Subaru’s corporate customer service to check on the problem. The representative took his name, address, and order number, then asked him to hold. When she came back on the line, she asked him if he resided full time in Mexico. He replied that he lived in New Mexico. “Oh,” she said. “I’m not sure we can help. This is Subaru of America.” When he explained that New Mexico was indeed part of the United States, he could hear her in the background, consulting with a coworker. “He says New Mexico is a state ... ” she trailed off, before putting him on hold again. She finished her geography lesson, and the car arrived a few days later.
Atlanta-based criminal defense attorney Alicia Luncheon shared a whopper of a story on her popular TikTok account (@theluncheonlawyer). It seems that she had a client who was arrested for driving without a valid license. The case ended up in court. There, Luncheon triumphantly presented her client’s up-to-date New Mexico driver’s license to the court. The prosecutor took the license, carefully examined it, and then told Luncheon that it was, indeed, not valid for use in the United States. The defense lawyer said that she had many thoughts on how to respond but kept the most profane ones to herself. Instead, Luncheon recounted, “I looked at her dead in her face and said, ‘I suggest you dismiss this case, or I’m about to embarrass you.’ ” The proceedings were quickly brought to an end.