Anyone walk the miracle mile to Charlton registry yet?

Anyone walk the miracle mile to Charlton registry yet?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:18 pm

So I had my first experience there recently. Going to any registry is no pleasant experience in this state, but it wasn't all that bad actually -- if you leave out the getting there part.

Typical well-thought-out MA logic in this one. They closed the Southbridge registry because they said it was costing them too much money. Southbridge was the perfect location: plenty of parking - as it was in a shopping plaza - & convenient to get to, for most in the area. So now they open a new one ON the MASS PIKE -- a limited access highway which charges a toll to use. Well they got one thing correct: they built a back entrance off Rt. 20 (nice ... as long as your not making a left turn from the eastbound side! :shock: ). So now you have to walk about a quarter mile to the reg if you use that back entrance! I don't mind walking, but I have better things to do then spend all damn day trying to get a vehicle on the road that I NEED .... But what about the handicapped & the elderly? Now they are forced to pay a toll on the Pike, then apply for a waiver of the toll!! HOW ASININE & STUPID is this??? Then to top it all off, whenever the reg is busy, you will be forced to park in the fire lane of the access road, as the parking lot is TINY. Wonder if they'll be generating more revenue there??? Hmmmm..... :roll:

While I was walking this long, paved "sidewalk", which was put in place to prevent lawsuits against the state when a fully loaded 18-wheeler comes in off the pike & flattens your ass, I passed an area under construction -- SURPRISE! SURPRISE! Even walking you run into construction. All the pike guys were hard at work staring at the dashboards of the utility trucks. Our tax dollars at work! :roll: Then when I came out of the registry 30 minutes or more later, there they were in the same spot!

But it's always fun to observe what goes on around you while your there. It's always a circus. This time, there was a person of questionable legal status obviously struggling to comprehend the English language while trying to take the test via computers which are set up. First she asks the nice woman what a few words mean. Next, she's reading the questions out loud in spanish to someone who could obviously help to get her license to drive in our lovely "common"wealth. Unreal. If I had done that for my CDL, I'd have been kicked out & forced to pay the $100 all over again! :mad: I enjoyed listening to another somewhat attractive woman from another foreign land try to explain in broken English that her car has no VIN #. :lol: I almost laughed out loud! Yeah, sure, you can put a stolen car on the road! :lol: :lol:

Then I pay for my title - which I just paid penalties on because someone dated the title from a year ago - & I hand her some ones, & she says "you have any change?" ... I'm thinking "I would have GIVEN you change if I HAD change" .... then there was this extra long pause ...as if she was waiting for me to say "aw screw it, keep the change" . :roll: Then she's talking to a co- worker about how she's gonna take the change from this stash, like it was a big deal ... obviously still trying my patience so they get to keep the .80 cents!! Unreal!! :roll:

Gotta love MA ... they'll do anything for a buck .......... & then if you give 'em $2 , they won't give the change back! :lol: WOW!!
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Re: Anyone walk the miracle mile to Charlton registry yet?

PostBy: tsb On: Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:46 pm

What the hell is a registry ?
In Mass I know what a rotary is. ( sort of )

Tom
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Re: Anyone walk the miracle mile to Charlton registry yet?

PostBy: WNY On: Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:20 pm

I think he means the Motor Vehicle Registry (or DMV - Dept. of Motor Vehicles)?
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Re: Anyone walk the miracle mile to Charlton registry yet?

PostBy: mr1precision On: Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:44 pm

These are the same people that want to run the health care system. Yikes! :shock: :shock: :shock:

When I go to the Worcester Registry I feel like I'm in a different country. I think I'm one of about six people that speak english there.
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Re: Anyone walk the miracle mile to Charlton registry yet?

PostBy: tsb On: Mon Nov 09, 2009 6:31 pm

Why would you ever go to the DMV ? Ours
are all done by mail or on line. If you need
something special, there are private shops that
handle quickies and title transfers.

Tom
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Re: Anyone walk the miracle mile to Charlton registry yet?

PostBy: mr1precision On: Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:48 pm

tsb wrote:Why would you ever go to the DMV ? Ours
are all done by mail or on line. If you need
something special, there are private shops that
handle quickies and title transfers.

Tom


Unfortunately, for some things it's unavoidable.....at least in this state. Cutting edge huh?
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Re: Anyone walk the miracle mile to Charlton registry yet?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:15 pm

Yeah, just another backward MA thing: the DMV is the Registry of Motor Vehicles, the Highway is a freeway, & a ROUTE is a highway! :lol: :roll:

Yep -- welcome to MASS. Anything that's convenient in other states is MADE inconvenient in this state! :mad: Nothing is easy here for a blue-collar working stiff. The wealthy have the car dealer do all that for them -- actually, most car dealers ARE a registry branch -- only if your a customer (that's the big catch). They have the plates right there & can register the cars on the spot. Try walking in off the street .... "hay man, can you get a plate for my '64 GMC?" :lol: Yeah right!

They keep closing all these branches because they can't control the corrupt spending on Beacon Hill, so now the whole state is forced to use, what ... 10 branches, if that many???

When I lived in AZ & CA, plates CAME WITH THE CAR as it rolled of the assembly line, & REMAIN WITH THE VEHICLE FOR LIFE. A simple phone call to your ins. co. & your on the road, just like that. No waiting in line with Pablo & Juanitolla Hernandezzzez ez...ez

You can pay citations online :idea: Of course ... ANYTHING THAT MAKES THE STATE MORE MONEY is convenient & easy online. Registration renewals ... actually that's it! You have to go there every 5 years to get your eyes tested for license renewal. Anytime you want to put a car, truck, motorcycle, dump truck, or trailer on the road, you get to hang out there for the afternoon ... or morning depending on your schedule... :roll:
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Re: Anyone walk the miracle mile to Charlton registry yet?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:26 am

Some MA definitions for you: ;)

REGISTRY: A place run by the state, & paid for with your taxes, that employs "CONNECTED" people, (relatives of politicians, crooked business associates, disbarred lawyers, etc.) where you go & stand all day because overcrowding has taken all seats, to get completely & utterly irritated, furious, and criminally insane all at the same time ............. and sometimes put a vehicle on the road.

ROTARY: A big, stupid *censored* circle of pavement, designed by some drunk Masshole, upon which converge 4 or more roads full of irrational, pissed-off, wealthy, SPEEDING, NON-YIELDING, bleeding-heart liberals trying to get nowhere in their overpriced cars before the next guy. Enter if you dare ....... exit if you can!

YELLOW LIGHT: MASH IT!!!

GREEN LIGHT: MASH IT!!!!

RED LIGHT: Quickly glance for cops, and MASH IT!!!

YIELD: Means varying things, depending on the situation & the intelligence level of the driver. While entering a highway, to most morons it means: come to a complete stop ... especially if there's a fully loaded TT unit behind you & no traffic coming on the highway, then proceed to enter highway at 30 MPH only when cars are approaching & force them to jack their brakes on nearly causing a 15 car pileup. While entering another roadway: to most morons, it means come to a complete stop for no reason whatsoever, then proceed at 5 mph only when traffic is approaching. For the rest of us: MASH IT!!!
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Re: Anyone walk the miracle mile to Charlton registry yet?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:13 am

SMITTY wrote: actually, most car dealers ARE a registry branch -- only if your a customer (that's the big catch). They have the plates right there & can register the cars on the spot. Try walking in off the street .... "hay man, can you get a plate for my '64 GMC?" :lol: Yeah right!


Just about any car dealer in PA is going to have plates, most of the used car dealerships will be happy to do it. Why not? they get paid for it... If not you only need a notary with plates and they are all over the place.
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Re: Anyone walk the miracle mile to Charlton registry yet?

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:40 am

SMITTY wrote:he Highway is a freeway


And yet, they charge a fee each time you use it. Hmmmmmm


MA has it easy! In Maine you can not register a car for more than one year. You HAVE to go to the DMV the first time you register any car....whether from a private sale or from a dealer. After that you can pay extra and register it in your local town, but that is done in person also. (Although I hear tell some cities are finally allowing reregistration on line). The DMV is famous for having a 3 hour wait. The only people that wait less than 3 hours are those that come at 7AM and wait in line for them to open at 9. There is, honest to God, a sign on the door that apologizes for the long waits and explains how hard it is to hire more help and they're trying their best to keep our taxes down. Sheeesh!
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Re: Anyone walk the miracle mile to Charlton registry yet?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:32 am

ROTARY: A big, stupid *censored* circle of pavement, designed by some drunk Masshole, upon which converge 4 or more roads full of irrational, pissed-off, wealthy, SPEEDING, NON-YIELDING, bleeding-heart liberals trying to get nowhere in their overpriced cars before the next guy. Enter if you dare ....... exit if you can!


New Jersey claims the title of the originator of the traffic circle (rotary) in the US. Traffic circles are fun! :shock:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tr ... New_Jersey
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Re: Anyone walk the miracle mile to Charlton registry yet?

PostBy: Paulie On: Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:33 am

The only time you actually have to go to the Registry of Motor Vehicles is to renew you license and only if your picture on
your current one is too old. Other wise, you can do it online. Titles etc I let my insurance agent deal with it. That is what
I pay him for, Lord knows it is not the insurance :lol:
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Re: Anyone walk the miracle mile to Charlton registry yet?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:50 pm

I think you're missing the point :( My Dad & his family happen to be Deleware Indian,my Mom's family are all from Italy,Ellis Island,the whole bit--my Grandfather learned to speak English pretty well for an old dago--he was damn proud when he got his citizenship papers and spoke English when transacting business,except in the old neighborhood(South Philly) & made sure his kids learned the language well & got the education he never had the oportunity to have.He spoke English in the house!If you're going to live here,speak the language & don't show off your ignorance so that some bleedin heart iberal will get upset if someone calls you on it :( By the way not a bad post for your first day.All that aside,welcome to the Forum--if you need coal burning info. you've come to the best place in the world :)By the way,I've been out of the Country--I was the guy in the bush hat & fatigues shootin everyboby--speakin of baffoons, again welcome :(
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Re: Anyone walk the miracle mile to Charlton registry yet?

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:55 pm

Been out of this Country a fair amount...
Learned enough of the language to where I was staying at the time to get along...
You are a guest in their country, not a gate crasher...
Funny thing was most of the time they wanted to practice their English language skills with me...
They thought that the US and what it represents was the best in the world...
I do have a problem with any illegal immigration to this or any other country...
English is not a secondary language here it is the primary language...
The problem with the 'Non-English speakers' is exactly that, no English language skills...

They shut down several RMV, now DMV, offices down here...
Do my business with them on the web...
A picture every 10 years, dealer takes care of the plates...

I will get a picture of the plaque on the rotary near here...
Something about the oldest or first...
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