Tuesday, November 16, 2010
I certainly had someone looking out for me today. I took Stephen out of school to get his permit to drive. We got to the DMV in Fontana about 20 minutes early. We went straight to the counter and were promptly helped. After reviewing his forms, she stated the only thing missing was an original birth certificate. OMG! I didn't have that in the file. I asked her if I ran home and got it could we still get our appointment today (as the line for walk ins was around the building). She said possibly. So off we ran. Our appointment was scheduled for 10:10 and I walked in our front door at 10:10, great! Stephen was already a little stressed about the test, I'm sure this was helping. On the way back I told him we'd just stand in line if they cancelled his appointment and we'd make it work. So as I'm speeding along at about 85 mph, I pull up next to a CHP car, that might I say looked NOTHING like a CHP car! I hit the brakes, but alas she pulled right behind me and hit her lights. I pulled off and grabbed my purse, hoping to get this over with as quickly as possible. I was only a 1/2 mile from our exit!! She asked me what my hurry was, and I explained our situation. She started laughing and said I certainly wasn't a good example to my son. I told her that's what the DMV will do to a person. She blessedly let me off with a warning, the first time in my life that's ever happened! So off we went to the DMV and miraculously the DMV lady took his birth certificate and moved us along without so much a word. At that point we were 35 minutes past his appointment time. And after all of that, Stephen only missed 3 questions on his test and now has his permit! Whew!!