I spent over one hour inside the Department of Motor Vehicles in Redwood City. I walked in and saw a long snake of a line. “It looks too crowded today. Maybe I should go back another day.”
One man standing near the door, said he had been been trying to find a non-busy DMV place all day, and finally realized he should stay and wait. “Where do you get the number for your turn?”
He laughed and told me that the long line was the line just to get the number. So I snaked along with everyone else, until I got to the end.
Meanwhile, a woman got in front of me. And when that happened, a stringy, red-haired, big butt woman in tight white pants, standing behind me, asked her why she was so special.
“I waited for a long time in the wrong line, so I have to wait here.”
“Well, you should go to the end of this line.”
“I would have been in front of you anyway, so it won’t matter if I’m in front of you now.”
“You are setting a bad example for children.”
“No, I’m not. I waited for a long time over there.” She pointed to a line for people who had a reservation.
“You are teaching your children to cheat.” Big Butt said.
I told Big Butt that the lady was only one person. “I don’t care. She needs to get over there.” She pointed to the end of the line.
I told the lady in front of me not to pay any attention to her. “Just stay here, it’s okay.”
She waited already for a long time. If she had just walked in and crowded in line that would be wrong, but that’s not what happened.
I finally got my number and sat down. Meanwhile the angry one got served before all of us and and left in a huff, wagging her big behind.
So, after an hour, I now have all the paper work finished and I can pick up my car in Aromas this weekend. Today, I’ll also have health insurance after I speak with the insurance person over the phone. Everything can be done electronically these days. I even electronically signed my name for the car insurance.
I’m getting there: next on my list is a place to live, a job in the arts, and work on the second book. I have fifty books of “Too Close to the Sun” a Dutch boy becomes a man during WWII, to sell, as well.
And I’m working on a power point presentation of my journey.