02 March 2013


You know how we are supposed to ENCOURAGE people in our lives? I feel like I do a pretty good job at it. I am generally a happy person with an upbeat personality. Seriously. I realize there are moments, but on average, yes--I am an encourager.
So at this moment, I am trying to encourage myself. I am getting ready to go to the BMV. To some, it is the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. To me, it is the Bureau of things that are Most Vile. Most times, I have left feeling like the person sitting on the other side of the counter had the sole purpose that morning to psychologically damage me. And it smells funny in there.
Luckily, there are many things you can do today online instead of having to actually enter the gates and wander the nine circles of the BMV. 
But for me today, I am heading in. I am encouraging myself that I CAN DO THIS! They don't scare me! It's a title transfer! It can't be THAT hard!
But just to be safe, I am bringing with me copies of all the birth certificates of anyone in my family dating back to the late 1800s, my social security card that has been sprayed with calming lavender aromatherapy stuff, cheek swabs from everyone in my house and the people who live immediately behind me, a few letters of recommendation, a printout of my latest high score on Dance Dance Revolution, and my first born son (just in case). 

(Disclaimer: anyone reading this who may or may not be employed by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles must understand that I am simply not getting over a few bad experiences at the local BMV and in no way should consider my ramblings to be a valid indication of mental capacity or moral quality of the folks at the BMV in general. In fact, it wouldn't be a bad idea to focus your worry more towards the subject of MY mental capacity.)

Wish me luck!!! And anyone available to post bail know this: I am good for it. Message me your number. :-)


Carol said...

Too funny! Glad you are going prepared! And at least yours is open on weekends! In my state, it's not open on Saturdays and you have to take time off from work to go. And it smells bad too! I think you should stop and buy a good book along the way, to reward yourself for going!

Tara @ A Teaching Life said...

Well, you are prepared - both with paperwork as well as in spirit. What is it about this particular place that makes it universally unpleasant - no matter what state, no matter what country?!

Tonya said...

I love your post. I feel the same way. I can't wait to hear about how it went. You should be proud of me. I sent my day 2 slice all by myself!!

Deb Gaby said...

Oh Christie, too funny and I totally relate. The last time I went in they would not renew my license because of something was amiss when I lived in Florida. At the time it had been 20 years since I had lived in the Sunshine State. Geez! Love your humor.You can do it!

Judy said...

Thanks for sharing today - your post made me giggle. I'm glad you took your sense of humor along with all of the other items. A smile seems to go a long ways. Hope your trip was successful. Looking forward to a follow up slice on this adventure.

Debbi Collins said...

Yes, you are an encourager! And you have a bubbly personality. I bet you charmed the socks off those people at the BMV! :)

Becky@CharlieBrown said...

I just love u. That is all.