“You better get there 15 minutes before they open, RG,” warned one co-worker.
“Bring a book and a magazine, maybe a crossword, too,” counseled another.
“Just wait,” laughed a third.
They were all, to a person, dead wrong.
Time it took several years ago to surrender my Maryland driver’s license and obtain a D.C. driver’s license: 5 hours, 48 minutes. (Oh, yes, RG Daughter and I timed it as we stood in line after line that snaked down multiple hallways.)
Time it took this afternoon to surrender my D.C. driver’s license and obtain a Florida license: 10 minutes.
Longest part of the process: Waiting for D.C.’s data base to respond to the Florida computer’s request for information.
Oh, and I also registered to vote at the same time.
Yep, I’m officially here.