My driving licence is set to expire on Friday. I haven’t received any notification or details for renewal so I decided to go to the DMV. On Monday I tried making an appointment but the first available appointment is on May 5. I decided to bite the bullet and go in early for a non-appointment appointment. Apparently the Redlands DMV opens at 9 on Wednesdays instead of 8. A man waiting in line said the DMV has done it in retaliation for the furloughs and other things our Governor has proposed. While waiting in line I got to meet some interesting people. One man was holding his license plates and I asked “What’s wrong with the plates?” He tells me that the DMV only sent him one and he was given a warning by a Police officer that he needed a front licence plate as well as a back one. He then launches into how much it will cost and the other members in line echo the chorus of “those bastards!” I make a gimme motion with my hands and he passes me his plates I take them in my hands and gently bend them causing the second plate to spring free. I calmly pass them back and say “Here you go.” This macho Latino guy shrugs his shoulders in a defeated and somewhat embarrassed motion as the whole line laughs! The gentleman then went off to place his two plates on his car and I was heralded a hero in between bouts of hysterical laughter.