Oh, that fun DMV

So I had to run my truck through emissions testing because my plates are going to expire at the end of the month. I’ve been trying to make it to the testing place all week, but things just kept getting in the way. So today, I finally decided I would just go before work shortly after they opened. When I get there, I’m the only one. There was no line and no waiting. What a nice surprise. Then the testing went fairly quick. I was in and out in under 5 minutes. Sweeet! Now all that’s left to do if log out to the DMV website and fill out the online renewal system. This is where things get ugly.

After putting in the special code on my renewal sheet the site has the nerve to tell me I can’t renew over the web and that I need to do it in person at the DMV. This sucks! First, it’s the DMV, everyone hates going to the DMV to deal with the drones behind those counter. Secondly, they recently relocated our DMV from the convenience of within our city to the inconvenience of out in the county. Why!!!

An opportunity presented itself for me to make it there today, as I had to visit a client on the west side of town. When I got there, I couldn’t believe just how confusing the layout was there. What a joke. I found my way to get a number and awaited the computer voice to prompt to visit the counter. Then the most emotionless human being I’ve ever dealt with processes my renewal. Now because I had to go to the DMV, there is a $3 counter fee(penalty) in addition to my already pricey plate renewal. Then this joker tells me I could have paid for my sticker at the testing place. He seemed shocked that they didn’t tell me they could do that. He goes on to say, “They’re really getting lazy over there”. Awww, wasn’t that nice story?

It’s amazing that our government runs at all when this the type of stuff us civilians see.