When you haven’t been to the RMV in a while you forget what it’s like. I mean you see stuff on tv shows and you think, it’s not really that bad. Uhm, yes it is or at least it is in the city.

First the “woman” you check in with was basically foaming at the mouth in pure hatred of everyone that comes through the door and she had a very visible mustashe.

Second you wait in line for what I think was at least a 1/2 hour or 45 minutes listening to the classy people around you say things such as:

Now you’ll be able to buy your own cigarettes.

[Automatic voice number announcer] reminds me of Bingo.

Then you get to the booth where someone actually deals with you and they are exactly like the people they show in sitcoms and movies. He’s lifeless, monotone and unamused by the world around him.

To make matters worse, I believe it is impossible to get a flattering picture:

  1. Tug

    June 17, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    In Arizona they were called MVD…I always thought “mmmm…VD…fitting”.

  2. Robin

    June 17, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    :lmao: That fits much better.

  3. whall

    June 17, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    Here it’s DMV. I’ve only been recently with my wife to renew her license – my license renewal was online, so I got until 2012 – last time I took a picture for it was 2000… not bad!

  4. bluepaintred

    June 17, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    we call it SGI here, and I have NEVER had a bad experience there. Hell, they let me bribe my driving instructor with cookies so I could finally after four tires pass the damn test so I could get my license!

    (also, they let you take a billion pictures until you find one you like)

  5. Jen

    June 17, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    In Ontario it’s the Driver’s and Licence registration office. There is no check in lady. You just stand in line and wait.

    and wait.

    and wait.

    and get a very flattering picture there too!

  6. Robin

    June 17, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    Whall – I think it used to be DMV but we have to be special…special as in short bus.

    BPR – You Canadians are always trying to lure me over there aren’t ya?

    Jen – I’m not moving to Canada! You hear me?? At least not until global warming gets to you and it feels like Florida.

  7. Gemini

    June 18, 2008 at 8:29 am

    Not sure if Erik told you but last night he almost gave it away to his mom… that you changed your name on your license….

    I saved him though.. haha…

    I will tell you all about it tonight at Book club~!

  8. Robin

    June 18, 2008 at 8:30 am

    Oh shit, is that tonight? Argh!

    Yeah he told me, luckily MIL doesn’t catch on very easily :dutchy:

  9. themuttprincess

    June 19, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    We call it the DMV here in MN, and really it isn’t as painful. It is pretty easy, because they have smaller branches that the people are actually helpful.

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