The DMV and The Goodwill---Thrift Store Therapy
I had the task of getting my license renewed recently. I took the advice of a friend and went to the DMV in the next town over, which was supposed to be nicer and faster. Imagine my delight when I saw that there was a Goodwill right next to the DMV. Alrighty, I thought, I'll just get this picture-taking, license renewing nonsense out of the way and check out the thrift store!
I went into the DMV, which was a lot nicer than the one in my town BUT----it was ridiculously crowded. I took my number---and there were 30 people in front of me! I sat down and kept thinking of the Goodwill. Maybe I should just go over there for a minute? Everytime I thought that, a few numbers on the DMV board would whiz by, because people had gotten fed up and left. I just knew that if I went over to the thrift store, a bunch of numbers would go by and I would miss my turn. I sat there for an hour and a half, annoyed by these circumstances, until my number was finally called. I thought about how this situation could inspire a great phone app---one that would alert you when it was almost your number, so you could leave the DMV and not be stressed out that you wouldn't be able to get back in time. App makers take note!! Anyways, the long wait did not help the picture-taking process because I had a strained expression on my face and I got a classic license picture that looks like a mug shot. That I am now stuck with for years. Geh!
I ran out of there and right into the Goodwill. I found a few great summer shirts, a nice summer scarf, and then this guy, who perfectly sums up getting your license renewed:
Also this great glass for .49.
And these interesting Royal China "Tweed" plaid dishes.
I spent less than 10 bucks on my haul, which was a considerably better deal than the 40.00 I paid for a terrible license photo, ha ha!
Linking up with Sir ThriftALot Thriftasaurus.