Tuesday, July 29, 2008


Calling All Drivers. I am holding a contest on my blog today. I am looking for anyone, ANYONE who has ever had a good experience at the DMV. The prize for whoever has enjoyed their DMV experience is my admiration and respect.
I truly believe it isn't humanly possible to get out of the DMV without contracting some sort of fungal disease, growing more gray hair and being filled with rage.
Never, no never have I had a good experience in that evil building!

Today was no different.

It started with the boys and I walking into a room that if I didn't know better I would have sworn we were in the State Penitentiary. Seriously. Then we sat and sat and sat and sat some more. It wasn' too bad because I got to people watch which let's face it, is basically my favorite pastime. A few of my favorites were the pregnant woman holding her 2 year old and screaming profanities at the Prison Guard, I mean DMV employee, and when the two DMV employees got in a fight right in front of everyone. Great place to work.
I sit there through the M's N's O's the whole alphabet and then we finally get to the B's!!! Yes!!! I am B131 and they are now serving B130 ...I'm next and SOOO ready to get out of here. I can almost taste the freedom when there is a loud pop and the lights go out. We sit like this for 10 minutes when finally a worker/guard comes out to tell us what happened and the rest of the exchange is PRICELESS.

Worker in pink t-shirt - Ummm we blew a circuit and it's gonna be a while so...
Andrea - You have got to be kidding me....
Worker in orange t-shirt( in a LOUD whisper that the entire room hears) - Hey, don't tell them that. It's not gonna be that long.
Worker in pink -(annoyed) Yes it is! Don't tell me how long it's going to be...I know how long its going to be!
Worker in orange( ignoring the one in pink) Now, let's all stay calm we will have the system back up and running before you know it...
Worker in pink -( annoyed and really loud) No we won't- it's going to be hours folks, if I were you I would leave!
Worker in orange - Don't tell them that...

At this point I want to stay and watch them fight, oh believe me, I am dying to see where this goes but I have seen Prison Break, I know that when the guards start to fight - the prisoners will riot...so I left.
So tomorrow same time, same place...I'll still be sitting.

7 comments:

~Hartwig Family~ said...

You always make me smile when you blog... I hope you have a better day tomorrow!

The Meehl Family said...

Which DMV were you at? I've heard the one in Coolidge is pretty painless...

Rachel H. said...

I am with you....TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE....

And I FINALLY got a chance to check up on your blog. You always word things just right...even the "crappy" experiences. :) Thanks for making me smile!

Luke and Katie said...

I feel your pain..2 years ago we moved to Kansas and I went in by myself with a 2 1/2 year old and a brand new baby and I sat for over 3 HOURS!! They had me go to point A then B then C before I finally got my registration, etc. Fast forward to this past monday...new state, therefore new rules and regulations..and we aren't EVEN DONE!! So, I will be back on Friday, facing the nasty DMV or as it is known here BMV.

bensey said...

exactly why my license has been expired for a year. shhhh....don't tell.

Emily said...

I think we have all had one good experience at the DMV, when we first get our license. Afte that it pretty much goes down hill.

Eyepoke said...

I had one of the biggest and longest laugh attacks of my life at the DMV. I lost control and made a face at the camera at the last possible minute when they were taking my picture for my driver's liscence. When the picture came back it was sooo very hilarious that I had to go sit in a corner for about five minutes and just roll around holding my sides, tears running down my face laughing like a hyena. Everyone there thought I was clinically insane.

When I could finally breathe again, I went to let them try to redo the picture. Of course, as they hit the button I lost it again and burst out laughing. So that picture came out pretty wierd looking too. But they made me keep it.

That was the best time I have ever had at the DMV.