G is for Glitch

149571EC-6C22-4419-A04F-01D52CC5243CIf you read my letter E entry for this A to Z Challenge, which you can read here if you missed it, you know that I have to renew my about-to-expire driver’s licence. And I also have to take an eye test as well as a written exam.

To that end, I set my alarm for six in the morning on Thursday and headed to the DMV early enough to avoid the long lines for which the DMV is infamous. Still, when I got there, there were already around 20 people in line ahead of me.

The doors finally opened and I got through the registration line with all of my paperwork completed by 8:30. I was given a number and told to take a seat and wait for my number to be called. But after an hour and a half of sitting, I was losing patience.

I walked up to a clerk and asked why it was taking so long. And that’s when I heard a dreaded word:

Yes, there was some sort of system glitch that was causing the delay. “Any estimate of when it might be fixed?” I asked.

“No.”

So then I said, “I’m just hear to take the written exam. Can’t I take it now while they’re trying to fix the glitch?”

“No.”

“Why not?”

Clearly annoyed with me, the woman explained, “You need to get your picture taken and you need to get a thumbprint scanned. Can’t do that when the system is down,”

“But why can’t I simply take the written exam to get that out of the way? Then I can have my picture taken and my thumbprint scanned later when the glitch has been fixed.”

“Can’t,” she said. “You need your thumbprint to sign on to the terminal in order to take the written exam, which ain’t actually written, but is on the computer system with the glitch.”

“So I’m just supposed to continue to wait indefinitely and hope that someone can fix the glitch?”

“Honey, you can stay or you can go,” she said. “Makes no never mind to me.”

So I left. No written exam. No eye test. No renewed driver’s license.

I hope the glitch is fixed when I go back to the DMV very early Monday morning.

23 thoughts on “G is for Glitch

  1. raynotbradbury April 7, 2018 / 3:44 am

    I’d be irritated as ffffff… lol but what can we do against the glitch? no-thing 🙂 eh

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  2. Kijo April 7, 2018 / 4:01 am

    You are like my husband; you expect processes to work or make sense. Poor things! I just enjoy the scenery until the “glitches” are fixed; the DMV is a prime place for people-watching.

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    • Fandango April 7, 2018 / 6:40 am

      That it is. But you can only take so much people-watching, right?

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      • Kijo April 7, 2018 / 12:59 pm

        True. But at the DMV, you see ALL kinds of people!

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  3. rugby843 April 7, 2018 / 5:08 am

    Good luck. The DMV is probably the worst government agency for efficiency.

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  4. baddadcartoons101 April 7, 2018 / 9:46 am

    You can bet it was a computer glitch, we didn’t have glitches at such a high rate as we do now thanks to computers. Maybe we can program a computer to fix glitches!

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      • baddadcartoons101 April 7, 2018 / 10:45 am

        Someday I’m training my computer to read posts and reply for me and draw cartoons, then I won’t even have to go to WordPress, more me time!

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  5. Jackie Briere April 7, 2018 / 11:31 am

    G is for growl I would’ve made. Aww, that sucks, and I’m sorry that you have to wait until Monday because of a stupid Glitch. Here is my G reveal

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    • Fandango April 7, 2018 / 12:14 pm

      I’d never heard the term “Fae” before. Interesting.

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  6. Suze April 7, 2018 / 12:01 pm

    g is for h……and the a to z minus g challenge! lol

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      • Suze April 8, 2018 / 1:08 pm

        nope…i did H for h day..I figure I can just do G after Z………lol

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        • Fandango April 8, 2018 / 2:02 pm

          But H Day is tomorrow. Are you gonna stay one day ahead for the rest of the challenge?

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      • Suze April 8, 2018 / 1:41 pm

        I created an a to z minus G challenge and scheduled a G post for it…….and it’s all your fault! lol

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  7. leigha66 April 8, 2018 / 10:58 am

    I sure hope the glitch has been fixed and your tests go well on Monday. Computers can be both a blessing and a curse!

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