I don’t know why everybody bitches about the long lines at the DMV. The whole thing took me exactly 8 minutes. I brought a whole stack of papers to grade and worried if I’d be able to make my 2 pm dental appointment.

People are such drama queens. Just last week somebody here in town told me he’d lost a whole day of work at the DMV and warned me to prepare for an endless wait.

I’m not sure if this even counts as a new experience, so instead I’m doing something really unusual for me and starting a Latina club for Hispanic moms in town.

5 thoughts on “The DMV”

  1. I don’t know if it’s being a drama queen, but when I lived in a big city, there were a couple of times when I was in and out, but there were other times when the line literally was 2-3 hours long. Once, I even remember standing 50+ people back in line from the front door of the facility. The line stretched past the counters, past the waiting room, past the lines behind that, and then outside the door… And there were probably, at its peak, another 30 people behind me. All people who were there at opening so that they weren’t there the whole day… The trick was with that place to get there half an hour before closing, because man, could those clerks go fast when they knew that they had to serve everyone WAITING in line at 5, rather than just shutting everything down at 5!


  2. I don’t live in a large city, but when I went to get my permit for the first time (in a large suburb) I had to wait in line for half an hour to wait in line for another hour or two, only to then wait in line for another hour. When I went to a rural DMV near my college, the whole thing took five minutes.


  3. My experiences at the DMV have always been very quick, and the staff has been very efficient. But I live in a small town.


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