DMV Distress

Waiting on hard chairs
for our turn at the window.
Bored out of our minds,
we're stuck in limbo.

(This is where my husband, daughter and I are spending Valentine's Day :o)

28 comments:

Tabatha said...

I hope the DMV is empty today and you are able to rush through!

Linda B said...

I practically read an entire book my last time there! Must be the same everywhere, Bridget. Love it! I was impressed with the continual friendliness of the workers, though. How they do that day after day is amazing! (Love your flowers!)

Linda said...

Oh my, the DMV hurries for no one, do they? Your poem captures just how we all feel when we're endlessly waiting! Happy Valentine's Day!

Author Amok said...

I'm imagining a love story set at the DMV -- what a contrast of setting and emotion. If your daughter is anything like mine, parental romance of any kind would be the height of embarrassment.

Buffy Silverman said...

That is a distressing place to spend Valentine's Day...but at least you found a great poem in your anticipation of your wait!

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

Ick. At least your muse seems to be enjoying herself writing fun little poems.

Tara said...

Oh no! I hope you'll be out soon and on to better, more Valentine-y places!

Liz Steinglass said...

I like that you just leave us there, with you, in limbo.

Becky Shillington said...

Oh, Bridget, you've captured the DMV experience *perfectly*--I hope you still had a happy Valentine's Day!

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Tabatha! It was actually a very painless endeavor! In and out in just over an hour. Success! <3

jama said...

DMV's seem to be the same everywhere -- an experience to dread. Hope your limbo ended sooner than expected.

Bridget Magee said...

Oh, Linda, that must have been awful at the same time awesome to have uninterrupted reading time...even if it was at the DMV. Yes, DMV workers deserve maga props for doing that job...especially when done with a smile. Happy Valentine's Day! <3

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Linda! Yes, waiting is the pits, but apparently people had better things to do on their Valentine's Day because it wasn't crowded at all! Happy Valentine's to you, too! <3

Bridget Magee said...

Yes, Laura, our daughters likes to eeww and gross out when my husband and I are "too close" so she took it upon herself to sit between us on the "hard chairs". Luckily the DMV showed us love today and we made it in and out in a little over an hour. <3

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Buffy! Based on previous experiences we were armed with books, markers, and a coloring pad, but the whole experience was pretty painless. I <3 the DMV...today at least. Happy Valentine's Day!

Bridget Magee said...

Indeed, Michelle. I even brought my poetry notebook, but between my daughter's animated description of her Valentine's party (she had a half day) and little reading, I never got to writing a poem. Happy Valentine's Day! <3

Bridget Magee said...

We made it in and out in a little over an hour - not bad! And we had a nice lunch together - not very romantic, but fun none the less. Happy Valentine's Day, Tara! <3

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Liz, that's kind of how you feel in the DMV. You never know just how long you are going to spend in that limbo when you enter and receive your number... You are at their mercy. Happy Valentine's Day! <3

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Becky, we did! I'm happy to say our limbo was short(ish) lived. Happy Valentine's Day! <3

Bridget Magee said...

It did, Jama! I'm happy to report that most people had better things to do than hang out in the DMV on Valentine's day. Yay! Hope your Valentine's was heart-irific! <3

GatheringBooks said...

Now that's vivid imagery indeed. Hope you found the time to go elsewhere for Valentine's after a few moments in limbo! :)

Donna Smith said...

I've so been there. Hope you were able to get out more quickly than you expected!

Mary Lee said...

Sorry for your limbo! When I renewed my driver's license in December, I was surprised to wait for less than 15 minutes in a line of THREE people! Might be once in a lifetime, but it was sure a nice surprise!!

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Myra! We did find our way out of limbo and it was only a brief visit to the DMV! Yay! Hope your Valentine's Day was terrific! = )

Bridget Magee said...

We did, Donna! Only a little over an hour...not bad considering it took 4+ hours last spring for my older daughter to get her permit. = )

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Mary Lee! And yay for you! Our visit wasn't so bad and with your amazing experience, maybe the DMV is getting more efficient?
= )

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Oh, I hope you redeemed the day beyond the DMV!

Bridget Magee said...

We did, Lorie! Plus it is always nice to spend time with two of my favorite peeps (my third favorite peep got to spend time with her friends instead of enduring our DMV adventure :o)

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