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Reasons Why Going To The DMV Can Ruin Your Day

Ingram Publishing

Today is the day I dread every year. I have to go to the DMV. I promised myself I was going to be the first in line so I wouldn’t have to get stuck behind a big crowd. Well, that didn’t happen. I went later in the day, which was A TERRIBLE DECISION!

First, let me start by saying I blame myself for waiting until the last week of the month to get my sticker for my car. That’s on me. Okay, here it is about 2:00 in the afternoon and I’m thinking this will take around 15 minutes. But when I walked in, the look on my face must have been priceless because there were about twenty people waiting to get a sticker too.

I was number 66 and they were on number 45 (holy moly). At this moment, I am kicking myself in the butt for not doing this online.

Being at the DMV reminds me of the scene in Zootopia. It’s a waiting game and in this is fast-paced world, I’ve got places to be. Number 48 (still waiting for 66 to be called)

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Too many customers and not enough workers. You would think that the facility would have a few more workers scheduled the last week of the month knowing how busy it’s going to be. Again, I know I shouldn’t have waited, but I am obviously not the only person who waits until the last minute.

Thank goodness for my phone. Without it, I’d be staring at the clock on the wall watching the seconds tick by just to keep my sanity. At this point, we’re on number 57, so we’re getting closer. Look at Facebook, check, scan through email, check, look at Facebook again, check, see what number we’re on now (60), see what’s going on on Snapchat, check, look at Facebook again, check, see what number again (62).

It’s been 40 minutes and I’m starting to think my boss might be afraid that something happened to me when all of the sudden I hear the words I’ve been longing for.


EUREKA! That’s me! I go to the counter, hand the worker my check, and I get my sticker. 45 minutes of waiting for less than a minute of human interaction at the counter.

Next year, I’m definitely using the online option. And if I forget, hopefully I will at least not wait until the last week of the month. And if I forget THAT, I’ll try to remember to charge my phone battery ahead of time.

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