Can’t believe it’s already here. 2005. Time to renew my drivers license. You think I want to head down to the DMV downtown and waste my time in line for 3 hours while they suck my soul away? Hardly. So I put it off and put it off. And just when I was ready, just when I had prepared myself mentally for the anguish that lie ahead of me, my boss let me in on a little secret: You don’t have to head downtown to renew your license. Just head to the facility down the road (Lake Cook Rd in Deerfield) and renew it there. Takes 20 minutes. Since licenses are a state-authorized ID, you can head to any DMV. Woohoo! I’m saved. In and out in 20 minutes. *I* get to keep my soul, ha ha!

My picture still sucks though.

4 Comments so far

  1. m2 (unregistered) on September 30th, 2005 @ 3:54 pm

    The last few times I got mine renewed, I went downtown to the bottom of the county building when they opened in the morning and I was in and out in 15 minutes.

  2. mar (unregistered) on September 30th, 2005 @ 4:24 pm

    I went to the location on West Diversey (can’t remember exactly where right now) and was out in 15 minutes also. And that was only because they had to fiind more film for the camera (they didn’t expect so many people – there were about 15 of us.)

    Plus they are open on Saturday mornings.

  3. steven (unregistered) on September 30th, 2005 @ 6:22 pm

    looks like others have had better luck than me…but i bet your pictures suck… *w*

  4. James T. Struck (unregistered) on October 1st, 2005 @ 9:17 am

    I tried to post on the Chronicle of Higher Education site last night, but it would not post, that there are important issues to be considered as far as freedom of speech at work.

    I was discussing how librarians have people of every part of the political spectrum from liberal to republican to anarchist to libertarian.

    If someone expresses views outside of the workplace like the idea that the warnings on alcohol need to be improved, should the employer be allowed to limit that sort of speech if the employer views such speech as a problem for the employer or patrons?

    Your posting has to do with work issues as far as advice from the employer about where to get a license.

    What if that had been advice to not talk about the warnings on alcohol? Is such limitation a problem in your view? Or what if it had been some sort of advice about who one can talk to outside of work.

    We know employers can limit speech at work, but what about outside of work?

    Coworkers do not have to hear my views, but can I talk about them on the train or bus or in Bughouse Square.

    Blogs can be like a modern Bughouse Square.

    Take care.

    James T. Struck

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