Where OH Where is Prince Charming? All of us girls KNOW what we need Prince Charming for----such things as trips to the DREADED DMV----today was the day---I finally bit the dust and took the next step to becoming a "Real Texan!" I now am the official owner of TEXAS license plates---TWO OF THEM! YOU DO KNOW---they have one on the front and one on the back in Texas--don't you? That's in case you speed while in reverse!
ANYWAY---it's REALLY quite different here in the BIG STATE---than in Louisiana---there is NO DMV----GASP!! Instead first you go get your car inspected--the the tune of $40+---AND they REALLY inspect your car. Mohammad---whose establishment I was fortunate to select---gave it a thorough inspection---I began to wonder if he was checking for IED's--SORRY--just couldn't resist. Mohammad was not very friendly--in fact perhaps aloof---infidel woman that I am in the beginning--but after 45 minutes of inspection---he said,
"Welcome to Texas!". Surprisingly I do believe that is the FIRST official welcome I have had.
NOW it's time to go to the County Tax Collector--who collects the fees and issues the plates. This office is downtown---AND--I mean in the dead center of the town! I made my first trip--"Downtown" and could not locate the street the Tax Collector is on---NOW perhaps YOU think I was lost---but NO--I KNEW where I was---it was the Tax Collector that was lost---or it's location was unknown.
I came home---looked up simpler directions-SO I THOUGHT---and I DID FIND IT---BUT parking is a REAL problem "Downtown"---so I once again misplaced the office while wandering around "Downtown" trying to find parking. LONG STORY---short---I finally got parked--got in the door--or so I thought--ONLY after going through the body scanner and searching device to be told-"OH that building is across the street". FINALLY get where I am going---AND GUESS WHAT! THEY HAVE PLENTY OF PEOPLE TO HELP YOU AND IT ONLY TOOK 20 minutes including the 5 minute wait. Louisiana could come over here and take lessons!
SO---Prince Charming---I NEEDED YOU---YOU WERE NOT HERE--I HAD TO FIGURE IT ALL OUT ALONE----AND SURVIVED!!!
NOW--the next step is the DREADED DRIVER'S LICENSE BUREAU!!!