Everyone hates the DMV. The lines are long and most people there are there for only two reasons 1) legal issues 2) renewing their license. None of which are pleasant. The first time I got my license, I had just turned 16….that day….and was ready to the hit the road unsupervised. I waited for 4 hours. Well worth it, but now? As an adult? I’d rather do my own taxes.
Anyways, it’s that time of the year and I have to renew my license. I go as early as possible….right before the lunch hour hoping to be the rush.
I walk in and cannot believe my eyes. The place is empty. All 5 employees are standing there quietly chatting. As soon as the door shuts behind me…still stunned…an employee looks at me and shushes me. They all laugh.
I approach the counter and one of them says, “don’t say a word.”
Another, “don’t jinx us.”
I couldn’t believe it. I had one the DMV lottery. I did not have to wait in line. I did not have to stand next to an alcoholic who has no remorse for losing their license….no single parent with all of their children not being supervised.
I bid them farewell and say enjoy the rest of your afternoon…and then 6 people walk in…..I felt bad. I glance back to the counter and made eye contact with the employee who helped me. It wasn’t a scowl, but it wasn’t a smile. I jinxed them….As I walk to my car I see 2 others pull up….I felt worse.