I put it off for long enough.

I loathe the idea of even going.

It’s never been a positive experience for me - at all.

But I gotta get this done.

It’s time to get my Washington Driver License. AndI am NOT lookin forward to it.

By law I was supposed to get it within 30 days of moving here. Then, ‘Rona.

In Washington, it’s called the Washington Department of Licensing. I have no idea what to expect, but if it’s anything like the California Department of Motor Vehicles (The DMV), I reserve my right have a my patience tested.

In California, a typical DMV appointment would take several hours. In one case, I spent over three hours on a simple item - and, I had an appointment. The average wait is about two hours. Every time I went to the DMV, I always downloaded a movie, made sure my phone was charged and brought my headphones, ready to sit in the most uncomfortable round plastic chairs leftover from the 1970’s.

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It was an exercise of dysfunction at the DMV. It was a depressing place to be with baby’s constantly crying, toddlers running around with full diapers and frustrated tax payers whom were treated like they were interrupting the workers time.

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Not to mention I just registered my Chevy Cruze last year to the tune of $367. $367?!?What is a retainer fee anyway? I don’t know, but I had to pay it. Was I resentful every time I ran over a state pothole? Yes.

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I am hoping and praying that my experience is a fraction of that the California DMV. So, my question is, what should I expect? Long waits? Tons of confusion? Should I bring my extreme patience? Which movie should I download? I was thinking the bus movie ‘Speed’, just to be ironic.

 

All My Best,

The JimShow