Good God ... I can think of a million things I'd rather do than go to the Registry of Motor Vehicles in the not-so-great state of MA .... Dentist ... for a quadrouple root canal comes to mind ....
MA finally got their head halfway out of their ass & decided to stop forcing people to pay a Mass Pike toll to use it, & built a new registry back where it belonged in the first place - in Southbridge. Thank God. Much better parking. Easier access, not to long of a wait -- big improvement! I can't believe I said something positive about the Registry!
I figured it was time to put a couple things on the road before winter, since it would be much easier to do so now. SO I go to register a nearly 30 year old motorcycle & a 21 year old SUV. I bring about $320 with me, thinking that should be PLENTY
to cover this deal. But I always seem to forget that I LIVE IN MASSACHUSETTS!!!
The guy rings me up $420!!!! Never a smooth transaction a the RMV. So now I just waited 30 minutes, & don't have enough dough to do the deal!! I was starting to lose my mind, but the guy behind the counter was actually HELPFUL for a change! Imagine that!! First time for everything I guess. He pointed me to the packie across the street that had an ATM (which charged me $1.50 ... but I didn't have to drive all the way home, I guess) behind the vagrants hanging out there, & told me to come right back to the counter - no waiting. That was a shocker. I can remember the Worcester registry back in the early 90's .... was like dealing with the Gestapo! Rude, arrogant ... knew they had you by the balls & treated you accordingly, even after you waited 1.5 hrs average for service! Things have gotten somewhat better - took 'em 20 years ... but what do we expect for our Billions of tax dollars?
Maybe some other state officials will read this & actually try to be helpful as well! ( I can hope, right? ) That diffused an explosive situation, let me tell ya!
So be aware fellow MASSholes ... when you try to save money by driving a beater, they will value a $300 car at $3,000 & you'll pay $180 sales tax on it ... so bring that roll of hundreds with you!
Just praying for that lotto ticket .....