Ah, The Department of Motor Vehicles! What a delightful place!!!! Uh, NOT!
Today, I am off to the DMV for the second day in a row. Apparently, if you are trying to get an out-of-state license transferred to an in-state license, you need a LONG list of documentation, $28.50 in cash (Cash ??....SERIOUSLY! Why can't the government get with the times???? CASH?! At least make it in an amount that can be easily withdrawn from a ATM! )
There are three separate departments of our particular DMV, and yesterday, I managed to visit them ALL, before I was finally pointed in the right direction. An out-of-state license transfer has to be seen by the state examiner. So I get to wait with 16 year old's who are actually taking driving tests. I waited for nearly an hour yesterday and they called one number. There were 10 people ahead of me. The license renewal station had no wait. Seriously. All you have to do is look at my 15 documents, and take my picture. WHY do I need to wait while teenagers take their driving test?!
I forgot to mention that my license is now expired. I really hope I don't have to take a driving test with the 16 year olds. How ridiculous! I have been driving for 15 years without incident. I would think that the DMV could check their records and see that I have been driving for that long...without incident. But, if I have to wait with the 16 year olds, my mind is making me think that I may have to test with the 16 year olds.
I can see it now......
"OK kids, buckle up! Mommy has to take a driving test!"
Kid 1: "Why Mommy?"
Kid 3: "Who is that man in our car?"
Kid 2: "He smells funny."
Kid1: "Does not!"
Kid 2: DOES TOO!"
Me: "Guys, be nice."
Kid 1: "She's not being nice!"
Kid 2: " YES HUH! You are being a stink head!"
Kid 1: " I thought you said that MAN was the stink head!"
(Meanwhile Kid 3 starts throwing a tantrum, because Kid 3 cannot ride or 30 seconds in the car without the DVD player on.)
I slam on brakes in the middle of an intersection, and begin reaming my children out:
"SHUT UP! SHUT UP!! SHUUUUUUUUUUUUUUTTTTT UUUUPPPP!!! SO HELP ME GOD, I WILL STOP THIS CAR RIGHT NOW AND WEAR YOUR BUTTS OUT! YOU ARE EMBARRASSING ME IN FRONT OF THIS NICE MAN!! YOU KNOW BETTER THAN TO BEHAVE LIKE THIS!!!"
I can see the headline now!
Crazed Driver Stops in a Busy Intersection; Terrified Driving Examiner Runs in Fear
Wow! I really, REALLY am hoping that it is just paperwork. REALLY.
Gotta love government agencies!