Bend the rules a little

New Zealanders have been registering their cars as hearses to avoid paying registration fees, it emerged yesterday.

The scam came to light when a Christchurch woman told a radio station she had paid just NZ$58 (about $36 U.S.) to register her car, instead of the usual NZ$183, by registering it as a ''non-commercial hearse'' that would be used to carry dead animals.

The woman's definition of carrying dead animals: "Taking frozen chickens home from the supermarket."

This reminded me of the gas rationing in WW2 that had people making trucks out of cars, by modifying the trunk, to get the truck gas pass, instead of the limitation for passsenger cars