Thursday, October 10, 2013
Four minutes, in and out! I kid you not.
I talked with friends and co-workers, asking the best time to go, the best time to avoid. There was a common thread. All said it was a nightmare, no matter what time you visited.
I pulled in to the Dunmore parking lot at 12:13 Tuesday afternoon. There was one other vehicle in the lot. I walked in. The gentleman at the desk told me to sit right down. I didn't even have to "take a number" from the deli style machine. I signed my name, was asked the motor voter and organ donor questions, smiled for the camera and I was out the door.
I was shocked at the headache-less and short visit. The worker explained, while I was waiting for the machine to spit out my new license, that I got lucky. It's crowded and slow most of the time. I hit the door just before the lunch time crush. In fact, there were three other vehicles entering the lot as I was exiting. The license center was fully staffed on Tuesdays. Some people based here are usually dispatched to license centers in rural areas on other days.
There you have it. I hope for a similar lucky burst at renewal time in a few years.
AT 12:00 AM