9/09/2011

Waiting at the DMV

As many may know, the state of Alabama has passed legislation that would make it the toughest anti-Illegal alien bill in the country. That bill is on hold as a federal judge decides the legality of this legislation. But, one of the byproducts of this law makes waiting times at the Drivers and Motor Vehicles even longer than usual. That bill is on hold until September 27th and I decided Thursday morning I better get down there and renew my drivers license now. The place opens at 7AM. So, I got up early Thursday morning and left home about 6:50AM. I thought I could get through the morning traffic fairly easily. That was my first mistake.

Now, after I finally got there, I noticed there were few, if any cars. So, I'm thinking I got this thing beat. I won't have to wait very long. I got to the Driver's License Renewal line and there two windows open. There were customers at each window, but only one person (a cop ironically enough) in line. So, I waited about five minutes before I got to an open window. I'm thinking to myself, "This is going too damn easy." Nature abhors a vacuum. Something had to go wrong here. And that is exactly what happened. The lady at the DMV took my picture for my temporary drivers license. And, all I needed was for it to print out since I had already paid. I was waiting...and waiting...and waiting. She had a problem with the printer. Of course, something had to go wrong. I knew it was too good to be true. The lady told me I would have to wait for the technician to come and fix the damn thing. I was quietly asking, why the hell does this always happen to ME??? So, as expected, I wind up waiting about two hours at the DMV. Just not for the reason usually associated with this stupid "must do" in life.

The only good thing about it is that the lady and her supervisor both came to me with my temporary drivers license and profusely apologized. I was a little touched by that. What's even more important to me, unless I buy a new car, I don't have to go back to the DMV for another four years to renew my drivers license!





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