….that I hate a lot ( A LOT) of things but there is one special place in my heart to hate the DMV. For all my over-the-pond friends, the DMV is the Department of Motor Vehicles: the place where drivers licenses need to be renewed and souls go to die a slow death. I seriously know very few places that depress me more than the DMV with its grey walls, grey cubicles, grey seats, grey employees, grey everything. Seriously government, would it kill you to add another color to your buildings? Monochromatic is so 90′s.
Any ways, my local DMV, of course, is closed for renovations (I am assuming it’s getting another coat of grey paint, who knows) so I had to drive 4 cities over to renew my license. Now, as a responsible citizen and an efficient human being in general, I made an appointment earlier in the week to avoid the crazy line that snakes around 5 blocks from the building. I get there almost half an hour before my time scheduled because, of course, parking is a bitch. While I patiently wait for a mini van to attempt to park in reverse (she failed) then attempt to park head on (she failed again) I could only hope that person was there to have her license revoked. When I FINALLY found a parking space, I was greeted with a line for the “appointment only” people. No worries, this was only 4 blocks away instead of the usual 5.
My question is, what the fuck is the point of making an appointment if you still have to wait a bajillion hours to get helped? Then I finally make it inside where they give me a number because I have to WAIT again. I go ask a lady if the seat next to her is taken and she just stares at me like I am speaking alien. Really you evil troll?! I really was going to blow off a head gasket until I walked up to the cubicle with the employee that was going to handle my paperwork and saw how grey and miserable she looked. And those florescent lights did no favors for her skin. I almost offered here my mascara and lip gloss in pity and felt grateful I didn’t have to work there or else I would have shot myself already (no offense to any one working there lol…it’s not for everyone!)
Well after all the aggravation, I finally got to take a new picture for my license and you don’t know how much I am praying it comes out ok! My makeup was on point, I practiced ALL week, I worked with my angles…shit a lady said it looked like I was posing for the cover of Vogue when I went up there. You bet I did! I didn’t wait 13 years and 2 hours for that moment in vain.
Today’s AWOW’s: Avoid the DMV at all cost (do everything they allow you to do online!) and if you can’t, bring a book…it’ll be a while!
And those are the words of wisdom of the day!
Thank you for reading!