I adore Martha Stewart, and I love that she wrote a blog post about her visit to the DMV to get her driver's license. She titled it "A Fun Trip To The DMV." She took a bunch of photos of the office, including the above photo of vending machines that sell ball point pens for 25 cents.
Just 2 days before, I had flown to Maine and there was a window of opportunity between returning home and immediately packing my bags for an expedition to Iceland. I was informed that the computers at the DMV were down, so I escaped into nearby Katonah for a much-needed pedicure and manicure. When I arrived at the DMV at 3:30, the lines were empty and the service was fast and friendly. I was allowed to pay the $42.50 charge by credit card. They seized my old CT license – for reasons, unexplained. My new license is good for 5 years because I am from another state – another reason unexplained. I was told that after the 5 years, when I renew, it will be good for 8 years.A Fun Trip To The DMV (The Martha Blog)