Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I will temporarily shelve my usual crotchety side so that I can give some praise to the DMV in Georgetown. Over the past 15 years or so, I've had some rather forgettable moments in the DMVs in Maryland and Virginia, so you can imagine how much I dreading getting my driver's license renewed in DC (yet another subtle reminder to you people that my birthday is just 9 days away).

But to my surprise, my DMV experience was efficient, quick and pleasant. The security guard came out about about 5 minutes before they opened, and he explained the house rules (no cursing, no beverages, over 65 folks get to go first, etc), and then the doors promptly opened at 8:15. I took a number, filled out my paperwork, gave all my forms, got my picture taken and BAM, I was out of there 30 minutes later. Everyone was friendly and smiling, they laughed at my jokes (they asked me if I was an organ donor, I said I preferred the piano) and not one time did I encounter attitude or ineptitude. I honestly should write Mayor Vincent Gray (who in his younger days went by the name of Vincent Price and did the creepy laugh at the end of Michael Jackson's Thriller) and tell him that they did a damn good job. That's not always easy to say in Washington D.C.

When I left out of the DMV, I saw this outside the building


If you ever wonder why some people still can't forgive Michael Vick, wonder no more...

Ready or Not - After 7
Not to be an old man or anything, but love songs like this don't get made much anymore

4 comments:

Jazzbrew said...

Wow! 30 minutes for a license renewal? VERY impressive. When I go I usually end up looking like Branford Marsalis at the end of Breakfast at Denny's (3:25 mark)...

rashad said...

Ha! I hadn't seen that video in a minute..

maxwellsmusze said...

That's great ANDDDDD you're all set for the next 8 years too!

scout said...

Twin, you just reminded me that my license expires on 1/20/11 and I need to get it renewed, asap. Thanks, and I'm glad you got in and out, badda-boom, badda-bing, without any hassle. I hope I'm as fortunate.