I had to go to the DMV last week to renew my driver’s license. Apparently, you can no longer do this online and you have to take seven pieces of identification plus the blue heart diamond from the Titanic movie in order to drive in Georgia. THEY DON’T MAKE IT EASY, that is what I am saying.
After pulling into the parking lot I realized that I had snagged the very last space. Since I arrived right when they opened, it occurred to me that this was very possibly both a blessing and a curse. This fact was cemented when I took my place at the end of line and listened to the DMV lady tell person after person after person in front of me that the wait was already over two hours long.
Seriously, the conversations went something like this:
Random Person In Line At The DMV: “How long is this going to take?”
DMV Lady: “Right now the wait is at least two hours.”
Random Person: “What?! Even if I only need to renew?”
DMV Lady: “Yes.”
Random Person: “Just for a renewal?”
DMV Lady: “Yes.”
Random Person: “What if I go to the other DMV location?”
DMV Lady: “I have no idea how long their wait times are.”
Random Person: “WHY IS IT GOING TO TAKE SO LONG?”
And I’m standing there listening to this line of questioning occurring again. And again. And again. And I am like BECAUSE OF YOU AND ALL YOUR QUESTIONS THAT YOU LITERALLY JUST HEARD HER ANSWER.
I was venting about this to the girl in line in front of me over the course of the thirty odd minutes we stood chatting together. And then she was called up to the counter and I was a bit sad to be parted from my newfound friend until she looked at the DMV lady and said,
“How long is this going to take? EVEN IF I ONLY NEED TO RENEW?”
Obviously none of these people have a two year old who is currently in the habit of taking off all her clothes and running through the house nekkid while yelling “I POOPIN!” I was all “Two hours? THIS IS LIKE A VACATION!”