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So there I sat

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Ralphumor, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. Ralphumor

    Ralphumor NRA Life Member

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    So there I sat waiting to renew my drivers licence. I pull into the pot hole filled unmarked parking space with landscaping that has not had a trim at all this year, parking lot. I follow all the signs past the locked doors (the world has gone crazy :eek:) because some one might come in that is scary and shoot up the place and once inside walk past all the empty offices down the dark hallways with half the lights missing to my destination. Walk in the room with two poor ladies just trying to make a living who are pushing papers around their desk and using the stapler with much vigor(this is before lunch so they are only half pissed dealing with impolite and complete Azz hats). I grab my # and look, 13 and they are only on 6. The room is filled with all types of people,the 20s year old kid in his button down and khaki pants that has taken his break so he can get his business done and is terrified to be there,the lady with FOUR kids and one crying and all the others yall know. People continue to come in and take up seats until there is only one between myself and the khaki kid. No one sits there. I let him know he is scary and he smiles. Maybe it was the fact that I am holding my helmet cause I dont have Tupperware on my Susuki to put it. So we sit there for about 15 or 20 minutes before they call another # . It is the kid in the khakis, I immediately say "damn kid I would have bought that ticket if I had only known." I was sure to let everyone know, please think of this experience when you vote because this will be our health care system. Then after about another 20 minutes they went from 8 to 12 and then me. I guess all the kids pulled numbers??? I have to pay an extra $10 ($30 total) because of the motorcycle endorsement :mad WHY? I take up less space, easier on the road and use less gas. All they have to do is check another box :mad:
    *******Any grammer errors I blame on public schools and 3 hours sleep**********


    Anyway that is my rant and God Bless yall!!!
     
  2. concretefuzzynuts

    concretefuzzynuts Brew Crew

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    My last experience at the DMV- I walk in at 9:55, check in with the desk that tells you whether your in the right place or not, take my number and sit down. I look around and there are about 15 people waiting their turn and 10 open counters, I think I've scored and the wait won't be long.

    At 10:00 all but two service counters close- it's break time and all the employees leave at once except the two that are helping someone. No, it's not like they could break in turns or rotate, a few breaking at a time, they all leave at once. :steamed:

    Then they come back 20 minutes later and people who came in after me are called up. Turns out the counters are set up so that some are designated for certain services. My tab renewal just happens to be the most popular one that day. So my wait was 1 hr due to bureaucratic insanity. :steamed:

    Now I just do everything I can online.
     
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  3. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    Coming soon to a hospital near you.
     
  4. Naelbis

    Naelbis

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    My local DMV has actually gotten pretty easy to deal with since the State contracted it out to the local college foundation. Plenty of workers and polite service, although they charge a "branch fee(for not using the online service)" and "service fee(for using your credit card)" now which makes it more expensive.
     
  5. HerrGlock

    HerrGlock Scouts Out CLM

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    Since they went to charging you $5 for most things if you didn't do them online I've had to physically go into the DMV twice.

    Once, for my son's driver's license, they called us before I had a chance to finish filling out my name and address on the form I needed to fill out.

    The second time, to get tags for a new car, I sat there a total of about 10 minutes before they called me up.

    Used to be I would bring a paperback and have time to finish it before being called. No longer.
     
  6. Hamilton Burger

    Hamilton Burger Incompetent

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    My DMV is great. The two ladies that work there are HOT as the dickens. Wish I had reason to go in more often.
     
  7. Toyman

    Toyman

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    I'm pretty sure that public schools still teach what a paragraph is. I think you're just lazy. :tongueout:
     
  8. FFR Spyder GT

    FFR Spyder GT Ex-Gunslinger

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    I had to get tags on a truck that I bought for my Dad back in May. So I went to the DMV Office in Hot Springs since we don't have one in Hog Jaw.

    I had to renew my licenses and change my voter registration, plus get tags on my car hauler trailer.

    I was in and out in 10 minutes.
     
  9. Spiffums

    Spiffums I.C.P.

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    When I renewed my gun permit, it was the last transaction that went through before they put a hold on my debit card because someone trying to run up a bunch of stuff on it. That is why I always take cash now just in case.
     
  10. Ralphumor

    Ralphumor NRA Life Member

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    Sir you just may be on to something!!! :supergrin:
     
  11. Geko45

    Geko45 Smartass Pilot CLM

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    I had to go in person last summer for my renewal as my picture was to old and they needed a new one. I got there before they were open and they already had a line wrapping around the building. Total wait time was 3 hours. Inexcusable.
     
  12. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    The State of New Mexico allows other civilian outfits to do the DMV stuff for them. You have to pay an additional fee to use these civilian outfits but then you don't have to worry about standing in line or waiting forever at the government MVDs. There is this MVD Express joint that I go to...the Latinas that work there...:embarassed:

    I'd like, "Hey, it's cool, let this person go first, I'll just sit here and leer at you all for a bit."
     
  13. ron59

    ron59 Bustin Caps

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    Had to get my license renewed within the last few years.
    Went into the DMV in my small town (45 miles away from Charlotte), and it takes maybe 15 minutes.
    Easiest, most pleasant DMV experience I think I've ever had.
     
  14. Mrs. VR

    Mrs. VR Sharon, you will be missed.

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    Ours is a soul sucking, lifeforce ebbing, vital essence draining, circle of hell, complete with the overhead mechanical voice droning: now serving number 76467732b at window a32...
     
  15. Geko45

    Geko45 Smartass Pilot CLM

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    I'm having trouble discerning how you really feel about the place.
     
  16. HarleyGuy

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    Our Secretay of State (SOS) system has greatly improved.

    In the early '90's, goingto the SOS was comparable to getting a root canal.

    The times have changed and they have eliminated and merged some offices but the wait times is much shorter than ever before.
    Some offices may have more business than others but the lines move fairly quickly.

    The ability to do somethings by mail and pay by credit card
    has made it much easier for everyone.
     
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    Ours is now great. About 15 years ago it was one of the worst in the nation. Someone at DMV really ticked off a state legislator and an kicked off a major investigation and overhaul of the entire system. Heads rolled big time.
     
  18. MrsKitty

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    Last time I went to the DMV in Galax, VA it was a horrible wait... but it was the closest facility to me to take the escort license test. I can't complain as it was a free license then. Now it's $25 and you can take it at any DMV office.

    If I hadn't let my license lapse because VA recognizes NC I wouldn't have had to be there in the first place. :upeyes:

    It amuses me that the "Hauling" branch of the DMV is who handles the background check and issuance of their license. :rofl:
     
  19. HerrGlock

    HerrGlock Scouts Out CLM

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    So, you're an -er- licensed escort in VA, are you.

    Interesting. :embarassed:

















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  20. glocknewbie2

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    Here in Kalifornia you can go online and get an appointment for the DMV. I had to go get a new license last year because I was turning 50, haven't had to go in for 20 plus years, just send them a check for the renewal fee when I got my notice in the mail. Anyway, I setup an appointment for early morning. Get there 10 minutes before appointment time. Find the appointment line, show them my paperwork, they give me a number and tell me to wait. I go and find a chair to sit down, thinking it's only going to be a few minutes because I've got an appointment. The non-appointment line is way longer than the one I stood in. Then I notice up on the monitor where they flash your number it gives waiting times for both appointments and non-appointments. So I'm watching the monitors, waiting for my number and realize 20 minutes goes by. WTF! The monitor says I would only have a 10 minute wait, then I see the non-appointment wait time and it's 20 minutes. So there I sit, just waiting. So I decide to memorize the eye charts, just to pass the time. After getting the first 2 rows memorized I see my number pop up. I have to go clear around the room to window #1. The girl behind the window is cute so I decide to flirt with her a bit, just to have some fun. I tell her I hope she doesn't have me read the 3rd row of letters because I was only able to memorize the first 2. She laughs and has me read the 1st one, lucky me. I pass with flying colors. She stamps my paperwork, I give her my check and then she tells me I have to go get a new photo. So I walk clear around the room again, get in the line to get my photo taken and wait, and wait, and wait....25 minutes later I get to the head of the line and the person taking the pictures tells me just a minute, he's going on break and I have to wait for his replacement. So there I stand, waiting for an additional 10 minutes for his replacement to come and just slightly adjust the camera and push a button. Total time wasted at the DMV,
    1 hour 55 minutes. If I had not had an appointment I would have only been there 30 minutes. At least that was how long it took the person sitting next to me that didn't have an appointment to get their eye test and picture taken. Just got to love the Kalifornia DMV.

    Dan in Kalifornia