Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I finally got it

Well I went to the Driver's License office again yesterday. The 4th time I've been up there & the other times walked out because of the wait.... This time I decided to stay no matter what. I took my copy of Scrapbooks ETC with me to pass the time. The line was longer than ever & I counted 48 people waiting to get a number. I brought my camera to take a picture of it.... not thinking I was doing anything wrong an employee came over & told me I wasn't allowed to use a camera inside & that he would need to delete the photo I just took. There were no signs or anything I think they were just worried I was going to report their inexcusable slacky way of treating the customers. So he deleted my photo & handed me back the camera.

They had one woman checking each person in & having them fill out paperwork making sure they have all the documents they needed before giving them a number. So she would have people crowded around her reception desk writing on forms then breaking back into line to show they completed it. To complicate things further quite a few people didn't speak English or bring a translator (she spoke Spanish but there were people from all over the world). I give that lone woman credit as she was working her butt off & doing the best she could. The process itself was very inefficient. It took me 1 hour & 22 minutes to get my number & wait in the chairs to be called up to the window. Once I had my number I was out of there with license in hand in just over 30 minutes which was super. They need to get the first part of the process running smoother. I purchased the 10 year license so I wouldn't have to deal with this again any time soon.

I've got cleaning to do today but plan to sneak in some time to make a card or 2. I want to enter the contest at Hero Arts but only have a few Quickutz dies so don't know if I can come up with anything that looks good enough to enter & I'm not buying one just for the challenge. Too far to ride up to Archivers.

What are you planning on doing today? Have a great one!

4 comments:

Kimmy said...

that's beyond ridic
I thought it was pretty bad here in Warner Robins, but geez louise.

Caryl P said...

That is so flippin ridiculous! I wish they hadn't made you delete the picture, that would've been quite the site. We don't have the option of how long our license lasts for, 5 years for everyone. I've got a year left before waiting in line....

Michelle Lanning said...

wow that long to get a number?? Geesh! And yeah they probably didn't want evidence with the picture - LOL!

Rona said...

That is aweful!! I can't believe they even sell a 10 year license - the most we can do here is a 2 year license and I always do that so I don't have to go back as often - I hate waiting in line for 30 minutes! I would hate to wait an hour an a half just to get a number to wait some more!!!