I love to read. I am pretty sure I have shared that fact before. I will read almost anywhere, more so now than ever before thanks to technology. If I don't have my Kindle Fire handy, there is always my Samsung Note III phone, which has a couple different book readers on it. Plus games. Any time of day, where I have some down time, I am usually on one of these devices geting in a few pages of a book.
This morning, will be no different, though I think we claim it as a punishment more than just some time to be able to read. I have to go to the Motor Vehicle Dept. Yes, that place of seemingly eternal wait times, where the best case scenario is to take off half the day of work to ensure you will be able to do the one thing that takes only 30 seconds to complete. In my case, it is to update my photo on my drivers license. Yeah. Just to update the photo. Click. Pay. Leave. Doesn't sound hard, right?
I will admit though, that Arizona's MVD offices and procedures have gotten much better over the years. When I took the oldest Son to get his driver's Permit, I think we were only there about an hour and a half - total - and that included the time to take the written test, etc. The last time I had to go into the MVD to take care of vehicle registration (I was late) I recall it only taking about 30 minutes. They use a nice numbering system, seem to have quite a few windows for service, and plenty of room for seating, with somewhat comfortable chairs. Of course, you can't always get to be sitting next to sane people, but hopefully, one won't have to wait long.
I spent some time this morning going over the locations of the MVD offices here in the north Valley area. According to the information provided online, There is one location a bit closer to me, than the one I regularly go to, that should be able to provide me with the services I need. It should also have smaller lines as it doesn't provide all services that the other does. I hope it can help me out, as otherwise, I will need to waste tomorrow morning going to the other one.
So, kind of a pain to have to go waste time sitting at the MVD instead of sleeping, or catching up on some other things. But at least I will have a book.
Edit: Not too shabby. Only took an hour. Arrived 20 minutes early to be sure was near the head of the line and 40 minutes after they opened, I was walking out. I still have time to kill before heading to work.