Tuesday, June 07, 2011
I just have moved to Maryland, and I had to exchange my PA drivers license. I am reasonably sure that in other states too, going to the DMV, or MVA, is a daunting experience. So, I had my "patience face" on and headed toward the building......up ahead there was a little folding table, with an umbrella for the sun, and several "political" signs tapped to it and various piles of pamphalets and papers, and a younger man standing by. "Great", I thought, "not only do I have to stand in line for several hours but I'm going to be enlightened by whatever is pissing this guy off too." So as I got closer I started thinking of an appropriate response for whatever he was going to hit me with when I walked by. Well, to my surprise, as I approached, he smiled (which made me smile) and said, "I'm just here trying to stir up some trouble......." to which I wittily responded, "well I certainly don't want any of that" and we both chuckled and I proceeded into the building. If that wasn't a surprise enough, would you believe there was no one in line, and I had all of the correct proofages and paperwork, the people were friendly and helpful and I was finished in about 1/2 hour complete with my MD drivers license (horrible photo and all)! Miracles do exsist. I did however avoid eye contact and verbage with the political table steward on my way back across the parking lot though, no sense in tempting fate.