Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Line after Line after Line
What a terrible way to spend the afternoon. I waited in line at the DMV for over an hour and a half, and that was with an appointment. I can't even begin to mention how often I've read that says the state of California needs to let go of some of its workers. If you do that, these lines will double, triple, or even quadruple that length. People just don't realize the things that state workers do for them. Oh you need to go to DMV because you got married and need to change your name? Take a number and wait 5 hours. You're moving into a new house with your daughter and son, picking a new school, your lovely wife. Then you realize that Mr. Smith next door is inappropriately touching both your children. You throw a huge fit at the police saying that nobody notified me. Well, what do you expect, there was not enough man power at the Department of Justice to update the sex offender records. You find out that he has multiple convictions and that he was recently paroled. And if the AG's office had enough attorneys, he might not have even been paroled. But don't worry, none of this is important. Oh, and did I mention, now you've lost your job and you need unemployment. "Hi sir, we will get back to you in 12 months." "What am I supposed to do until then? I have a family to support." Yep, you should have thought of that before you decided to lobby for the lay off of state workers. Should I go on? You're on a road trip and one of two things happen: 1. You hit a pothole, no big deal, you keep going. The another, and another. Finally your tire bursts and you slam into the guardrail. Oops, I guess CalTrans couldn't get to that portion of the highway. Better luck next time. 2. You get rear ended and the red sports car speeds off because the CHP is taking to long to respond. You have a license plate number, but your car is toast. Well, after 4 hours, finally Mr. CHP man pulls up. That's too bad. Mr. Red Sports Car is long gone and maybe you'll never get a penny. Next time you complain about a state worker, really think about what we, yes we, do for you each and everyday!