As we continue the roller coaster ride that is the response to the Corona virus, we have experienced lows and not-so-lows. I’m not sure we have anything that counts as a high point lately. We have emerged from the shortages caused by supply chain disruption and hoarders. We have distanced ourselves from others and, at the request/demand of our government, we have spent most of our time at home. We have acquired masks and keep them at the ready. We have supplies of hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, M&Ms and beer – you know – essentials.
Last month, the State of CT began to allow some venues and businesses to reopen – a bit. Restaurants went from takeout only to limited seating. Non-essential retail stores were allowed to open. I was able to get my hair cut. Museums are beginning to open, libraries are allowed to open and State services are returning to operation. Still, everything is measured. Everything is proceeding at a pace that is slow and not necessarily steady.
One of the State services that is returning to operation is the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The service centers have been closed since March. There are backlogs of thousands of people who need licenses, registrations, titles, and exams. The DMV center near us will be reopening, with the following caveat:
“The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles is now offering in-person, appointment only services for specific transactions.”
Instead of arriving randomly at the center, standing in a long line to get a number that defines our position in a different line, we have to make an appointment. We have to arrive at the building at a specific time, wait in our car until we receive a message, enter the building, and conduct our business.
I think we can live with that.
This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s fun weekly series One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner, I’d encourage you to join in on the fun. You can follow this link to participate and to see the one-liners from the other participants.