Monday, September 15, 2008

My Morning! Warning: rant ahead.

AGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHH!

I feel like I want to tear out my hair and then take a nap! Why do government offices have to be to tedious and typical!!!! I need to renew my license plates, but I lost the paper they sent me in the mail to say I should renew them. So, I called the secretary of states office to find out what I needed to do. They were actually very helpful on the phone but the steps I needed to take seemed outrageous! First- I needed to go to a full service facility in the loop (downtown Chicago) and get a 7 day permit so that I don't get a ticket while driving to get my emissions test. Then I need to go get the test, and then I need to go back downtown and show that I passed emissions in order to get my new stickers! How am I supposed to do all this if I work 8-5 and they aren't even open that long!!! I totally admit that it is my fault that I had to get the permit thing--which they charged me $10 for, but really two separate trips every year to get my stickers renewed??? This seems soooooooo stupid. They should just let you get the stickers when you get your emissions checked!!! Also- I have been calling different offices for about 6 to 8 months trying to figure out which of the secretary of states offices databases-- apparently they have many!--has my name spelled wrong and no one seemed able to help me. NOW-- they tell me today when I asked AGAIN that it will cost $68 to fix what is obviously their error (they entered the O as a zero in my name and the u as a V...... I mean come ON!!!!

They just make me so mad!!!! Now I am sweating from walking so fast and my poor husband had to my car to the emissions test for me(what a sweetheart) and I have to go back there again tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!! AGHHHHHHHHHGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!

11 comments:

Muffy said...

Oh, I hate going to the DMV! So stressful!

Midwest Prep said...

YEAH!!!! Plus I had to pee! nothing like a pregnant girl in a DMV to start off the morning right!!!

suburban prep said...

Hope the rest of the week is in an upswing mode.

Preppy Lizard said...

I hate the DMV...I swear some of the requirements to work there are to hate people and your job and to never ever smile!

The Mrs. said...

Did you at least get a bloggy shower gift?

Midwest Prep said...

No Bloggy Shower gift yet- My partner wanted to wait until I found out if I was having a boy or girl. I will just have to wait a little longer. I find out on October 1!!!

Lipstick said...

So sorry you had such a rough day! Experiences at the DMV alone make me wonder why on earth people want the government to take over health care!

Kiki said...

Bless your heart...I hate having to go anywhere near a DMV, or any kind of government office. I start to break out in hives just thinking about it!!

I'm hoping that the rest of the week turns around for you....thinking good thoughts for you and that sweet baby!!! Take care of yourself!

Kate said...

I feel your pain. I was at the DMV on Saturday for 4 hours!

Tres Poshe Preppy said...

I feel your pain. I've been there. I got my emissions test card and I'm going pronto as I'm not about to go through all that again...

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