Thursday, June 11, 2009

We're not at the fair anymore Toto.

I woke up this morning at 6:30 a.m. and drove to the fairgrounds. But I didn't go to the fair, I didn't eat any bright pink cotton candy or funnel cake. No, I went to get my drivers license renewed.

Yes, as bizarre as it sounds, there is a DMV in the fairgrounds. Not next to it, no right inside the gates. Does anyone else find this a little sick? I mean come on, I have always associated the fairgrounds with happy jolly-ness. Not a place that I have to get to five minutes before it opens to stand out in the rain with strangers. When I walked up a man in a suit looked like he was going to hit me with his brief case if I even thought about butting in front of him in line.

I walked in and was immediately instructed to fill out a form that asked me every question in the book except maybe if I was a registered sex offender.. oh wait.. nope they asked me that too (What does any of this have to do with driving?) I finally finished and went up to the desk, gave the lady the form, and then she sent me to sit down and wait.

So I waited, and waited. Finally it was my turn. I wear corrective lenses so that meant I had to be punished by taking an eye test. For some reason every time I take one of those things, my palms sweat. Like I am going to find out I've gone blind in the last five minutes or something.

I pay my money, and then she informs me that I can't keep my old DL picture.. no I have to take another one. I should mention it was incredibly early and I didn't have time to put on makeup. So I ended up taking what will go down in history of the DMV as one of the worst pictures taken (You know they have a board in the back that they hang up the real "doozy's" and snicker as they walk past.)

Why is it when I leave the DMV I feel mildly abused? Happy rainy Thursday?


bon bon said...

You should have gotten a funnel cake afterward to make you feel better!

katiekimmcdermott said...

I'm sorry you're having a yucky day. The DMV is such a not fun place to go... And I doubt your picture was bad. My last picture I got I had been to the dentist so half my face was numb and I couldn't smile. It looked like a mug shot with my non-smiley, frizzy hair, no make-up, etc. I am definitely on that wall! :)

Hope your Thursday gets slightly better and your weekend is the BEST!

Jess said...

Ah, a funnel cake would have made everything better! I'm sorry about that! Why did you have to have it renewed? June seems random...My pics are always notoriously bad too, so I'm sure you aren't alone on that wall! And, if I'm being honest, I would pay money to see all the doozies! Sorry--I wrote a book!

P.S. said...

Mmmm, funnel cake.
I'll bet you my picture was worse! I was pregnant and totally bloated. My face is HUGE, seriously if you saw it you would want to pinch my cheeks.

MisterE said...

It must be something is the air because I had a horrible day as well. Stupid Thursday!!

Scott and Lindsey said...

Was someone following you around with a camera and yelled, "you are on candid camera!" when you were done?