Out of the Blue

There was a time that the customer service, or lack thereof, was the most noted aspect of dealing with the Department of Motor Vehicles. Miraculously, this situation was addressed at one point, and there came a more recent time when dealing with the DMV became an easy pleasure, with all manner of unexpected efficiencies incorporated into their systems. My trip their yesterday, however, reveals that many of these improvements have gone away at my local DMV. There was a sign up asking for patience with delays because they have stricter guidelines to follow regarding accepting identification, but my transaction involved producing my license, no more. The problem was everything else... I knew I was in trouble from the start when it was a 10 minute wait (at the front of the line, no less) just to get my number to signify my turn. It wasn't quite the final scene in Beetlejuice, but it was pretty tough.

Play Time: 12MANY.
Links of the Day: Target: Entertainment: Anal Massage. Thanks Jeff. So that's what that logo is.
Stories of the Day: Dogfight over videos of White House pup.
1,420 calories in America's new monster hamburger. We're a proud nation of Homers.
Superman too super a role model.
Science!: Jetpod vision a lift for commuters.
Repelling cosmic rays with magnetic bubbles. But then there'd be no Fantastic Four!
Nanotech golf ball corrects its own flight. Science continues to remove the sport from sports.
Images of the Day: Somethingawful Twisted Children's Books. Thanks Dan.
Crane bane. Thanks cyclone2.
Star Wars on Steroids. Thanks David.
Media of the Day: The Tong Master. Thanks David.
Thanks Mike Martinez and Ant.
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The "rookie" they poke fun at in the story was absolutely right: you shouldn't poke sausages when you barbeque them! The condescending attitude just cames off as idiotic when they make a lame mistake like that.

They were irritated because it wasn't his place to question the people higher up the ladder. They never called him a "rookie", and arguing whether he was right or wrong is really missing the point. The movie wasn't called "how to cook sausage on a bbq".


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