This morning, I decided to become a Mississippi resident by finally applying for a Mississippi drivers license. This is something I’ve been putting off for quite some time now, (I think the reasons why are obvious) and my experience this morning just reiterated that procrastinating on these endeavorers are well worth it and should become indefinite.
Leading up to this day, I spent time finding the right location, cost, what forms I would need, etc. Only none of this information was correct. I drove around for a good 15 minutes (which is a lot in Columbus) before locating the place.
Upon arrival and after taking my number from the very pleasant staff (unpleasant, actually), I was notified that their “systems” were down and that it would take a “few minutes” to get it back up.
At this point, I should have left.
However, I stayed and continued working through my application to become an official southern belle.
Sitting there for a few hours with my Smartphone got me to thinking. Why hasn’t anyone tried to make this experience just a bit better since almost EVERYONE has to do it?
Why can’t I simply transfer my license from one state to another and have it mailed to me? Isn’t this government database online somewhere?
Why can’t I just do this at home if I have a webcam and a scanner?
Even better, why can’t I get something sent to me to make this quicker when I change my address with the USPS?
Those are just the logistical questions – there are by far more that come up when we talk about the technology and aesthetic advancements that could be made to make this process a little more enjoyable.
I’m not saying it needs to feel like a spa, but even starting with the people working there – you would think they could be just a tad more friendly.
Enough with my rant… it might just be me that feels this way anyway. (Is it?)
Anyway, after all of that, I’m finally a Mississippi resident!
And the first true test of my skills will be during the upcoming Columbus Pilgrimage event where I will sport a hot-pink southern belle costume (mine isn’t as cute as this, ha) and guide visitors/tourists through an old Civil War house in town.
Now, who’s excited for pictures of that!?