Yesterday was my birthday. (pause momentarily for rampant ‘wahoos’. Done? OK, back to the program). I procrastinated and my driver’s license has now expired. I’ve been dreading the DMV trip… last time I went more than 5 years ago, I thought I’d be smart and get there a few minutes before they opened, and there was already a line.
So I’ve been pushing it off, waiting for a day when I don’t have any meetings (ha!) so I can handle any huge delays. But then this morning, it occurred to me to check the website, and look what I found: https://fortress.wa.gov/dol/ddl/lobbywaittime/LobbyWait.asp
0 hour(s) and 11 min(s)
|First Time Licensing:|
0 hour(s) and 3 min(s)
HOW COOL IS THAT?? OK, I’m easily excitable. Too bad I have a meeting in an hour (plus, I’d need to get David to drive me down there, a task I know he’s looking forward to! 🙂
[Update 7/9: It was all a horrible lie. The site said 0 minutes at 8:15 (it showed unrecorded before 8:15 so I assume it didn’t start measuring until then), so I went there and arrived at 8:35, to stand in a line that was all the way outside the door and wrapped around the corner. Once I got up to the desk to get my number around 9:00, it was just a few minutes after that to get the license, so overall it wasn’t too bad. My number was 007, and the guy behind the counter asked me if my last name was Bond. I stared at him blankly for a minute – I just wasn’t expecting humor… in the DMV? That just ain’t right. When I left, there wasn’t a line at all. Lesson learned: Don’t arrive early to ‘beat the crowd’, because the crowd often has the same idea.]