Mike has begun the process to get an identification card and maybe begin the process of trying to get his license back. It's only been 36 years.
So to get seen at this place you have to get here like 3 hours early and get in line. The only other line in the city this big at 7am is at the methadone clinic. We got here at 6am and it doesn't even open till 8. I couldn't bring myself to drop him off and leave him to face sitting in the line for three hours by himself. This place has as bad associations for him as the medical mall has for me. Plus, ever time he goes to an official place there is always a chance he might act out belligerently and get arrested.
Lawd at the collection of people. It's the strangest mix...basically 16 year olds getting their driver tests and DUI mother fuckers trying to get reinstatement. There are also a couple of people from India probably here for state ID's like mike.
I'm shocked at how the 16 year olds dress for their test. One girl is wearing slouchy wrinkled jeans and a dirty hoodie and her overly thick hair is all down in her face covering her eyes like a skateboarding kid. Her father is here with her and its been all I could do to not say here is a pony tail holder, get her to put her hair back so she can see the road.
The day I got took my drivers test I wore a beautiful Kasper suit with my hair pulled back at the nape of my neck. Mother always believed in dressing up for important things...you'd get better treatment, people would take you more serious, it looks like you respect the importance of the occasion...and so on. She was probably right. Especially if you have blond hair and big boobs. It shouldn't make a difference in how much people take you seriously people take you or how you are treated but it does. I don't know, in my experience if it doesn't make me look any smarter it will say that there is a male guardian out in the world that will take action if I am not treated right. Of course I don't need that anymore now that I am a career woman, but in my twenties when I actually had such a capable person in the world I did need it. Now Gerald and I would just get together and cast a dark shadows inspired spell! Hahaaa someone did jerk me around once and Gerald threatened to get in his tundra and kick some ass. I have been sitting here since 6am slowly sipping a dark roast Starbucks coffee. I think I am starting to feel the rush of caffeine to the brain. I tried to get that yesterday but never did with regular coffee. Lately I have been having a small dark roast coffee and drinking water the rest of the day.
Honesty I can't believe this line! Mike looks so cute sitting on his little yellow stool. I brought the stool from home. It belonged to my grandmother. I believe at one time it was a child's chair that had the back broke off.
The doors are open and the line is filing by. There is one man with a suit on, ray bans, fine leather shoes, and a silk hankie in the break pocket. He looks like he is waiting on a plate of caviar. I bet he is a lawyer or something rich like that who got a DUI and now is forced to be like one of the poor masses who has to go through the motions like everyone else. Oh well, I have been working only funding request letter. I think it's pretty good.
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