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Old 06-12-2014, 08:06 AM
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Just renewed my DL today. I have not been down to any DMV in a long, long time, always done by mail / internet ect. When did the DMV become become the new WalMart?

I wish I had my cell to take pictures, (charging) you would not believe it! I honestly thought I was at a carnival freak show!

Holy crap are we in trouble if what I witnessed today is a representation of this country. FYI...i am by no means nieve.
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:09 AM
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Lol...I was there Monday morning at opening. I was thinking the same thing.

Also, in all honesty, as I stood outside in line (got there early) I, for the first time in my life that I can recall, felt like I was in a spot where I'd be a great target for a disgruntled individual with a gun.
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:16 AM
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I felt the exact same way. I was wearing a very conservative T-shirt, nothing over the top, but I know for a fact it pissed one guy off who read it then shook his head.

It reads...

Guns don't kill people, Mentally ill people with guns kill people!

What a world!
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Ours is a freak show but we just one county over and it seems like a different world.
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Yup. I am always telling my wife that her little vision of reality is in no way represetitive of the America we live in. Truly scary. The last time I was in a DMV the people around me started chatting and about three of the four of them sitting there realized they had all been in the same jail cell.
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I was in one, by the airport in WPB, everything was in Spanish. Including the 2 cops directing traffic inside. Complete nightmare.
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I just renewed my license this past September. While the DMV was "typical" what shocked me was all the forms of ID they wanted.

I have my passport card so that satisfied some of the requirements (along with my then current DL) but what killed me was they wouldn't accept my voters registration card as proof of resident. Even though it has my address, name and dates they wanted a bill from Comcast or FPL. They told me that a voters registration card (which they issue) is not valid proof only something from Comcast or FPL was.

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Originally Posted by spraynet 1 View Post
OK......
Just renewed my DL today. I have not been down to any DMV in a long, long time, always done by mail / internet ect. When did the DMV become become the new WalMart?

I wish I had my cell to take pictures, (charging) you would not believe it! I honestly thought I was at a carnival freak show!

Holy crap are we in trouble if what I witnessed today is a representation of this country. FYI...i am by no means nieve.
You should visit a rest stop along the NJ Turnpike. Talk about a variety show! Our DMV is pretty bad here too.
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You mean planned parenthood?
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You should visit a rest stop along the NJ Turnpike. Talk about a variety show! Our DMV is pretty bad here too.
Ha! I was going to suggest a highway rest stop also .
Awhile back we stopped at a very busy rest stop,
In the middle of summer, in the middle of the day. I waited in the car while wife did what wives do at rest stops. The people watching was a real eye opener.
I thought to myself , this is a real sampling of what America is.
Kind of scary really .when did tattoos become something that one just does not live without??
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I think the majority of posters on this board are insulated from the "real" America. Any time you have to interface with the general population it is an eye opener. The best plan is to avoid it when ever possible, and for the shortest duration. Things could sideways in a heart beat. I am not an elitist, just an observer.
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Makes you wonder when do all the "normal" people get their license
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Makes you wonder when do all the "normal" people get their license
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Back in the day at the Wayne NJ DMV, above every seat was a dark spot from the Soul Glow/Jheri-curl.
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I walked in to renew my drivers license, one person in front of me, 7 or 8 windows. I walked up, gave her my documentation, changed my address, changed my voters registration, did an eye exam, got my picture taken, paid and was out in 10-15 minutes. I am so glad I moved from south florida. Did I mention she only spoke english and was very pleasant
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Originally Posted by mikelindbeck View Post
I think the majority of posters on this board are insulated from the "real" America. Any time you have to interface with the general population it is an eye opener. The best plan is to avoid it when ever possible, and for the shortest duration. Things could sideways in a heart beat. I am not an elitist, just an observer.

While your statement may indeed be indicative of folks that post here, it does not hold true in my case. I work with several homeless shelters and visit several homeless camps by a zoo that is close to me several times per month ferrying supplies and such. I can say without a doubt that the folks in the DMV when I was there were WAY scarier then the homeless I deal with.

Trust me when I say I have seen it all. What really took me back was the % of freaks that were represented there. It was really shocking!
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I HATE going down there.. For years, when you went to renew license or tags for anything, you were there ALL DAY... Our presence license Commissioner ran on a "10 minute tag" promise... And, for the most part, she has done really well.. I mean, it normally takes about 30 minutes to get done what you need, but that's better than hours.

And the only reason I go down there is that they charge 2.50 mailing fee per issuance, and 3.5% credit card fee if you do it through the mail or online.. For someone like me, that has 4 vehicles, boat and a trailer, it equals to about 40 bucks... So, I begrudging go down there..
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The one in Daytona Beach reminds me of the bar scene in Star Wars.

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Old 06-12-2014, 10:22 AM
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I thought I was the only one who found folks odd at the dmv and walmart.
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On a side note that really pissed me off, and I was close to being asked to leave the DMV after I was told this, was that they DO NOT accept any forms of I.D. from the military. A vet cannot use thier Military I.D. as a form of ID to renew thier drivers license.

THAT REALLY PISSED ME OFF!!!!

I was told that it is too easy to forge! When I told them that was not the real reason in my book, and I went into telling them what my thoughts were the manager told me to have a nice day, and this conversation was over.
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