WAITING IS: THE UNPOSED MONOCHROME

Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Candid Photography

A long afternoon at the Registry of Motor Vehicles in Worcester, Massachusetts. No one wants to be there. And there is nothing you can do to hurry the process … nor anywhere else you can go to get your business done, now that they have closed many of the smaller RMV offices including all the express offices in the local malls.

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  1. the waiting is bad enough …
    but you often don’t know what kind of service you’re going to get either.
    then there’s “Oh you’re at the wrong place Sir.”
    or “Did you bring your ______ certificate?”
    grrrrrrr rrr.r .r.r…

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  2. Sitting and waiting there would have been a good fit for the “Endurance” photo challenge as well, I think πŸ™‚

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  3. These photos could easily be taken at any DMV location in Kansas, except the chairs are emptier. This series has me dreading long waits, right about now.

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  4. I’m just outside of Portland and our DMV doesn’t have nearly that many people in it. Great shots. Strange the government doesn’t want cameras. πŸ™‚

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  5. A snapshot of government at its finest… πŸ˜‰

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  6. great shots and I must tell you once again how beautiful your blog changes are everyday- I love how the photo always coordinates with the backgrounds.

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  7. If I would show you the equivalent picture of any of our local DMV offices you would notice striking differences. It would be twice as big, twice as crowded and 90% latino. Amazing how many Mexicans have immigrated to Oregon over the centuries. :0

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    • Probably one of the great levelers of a local society. Sooner or later, everyone winds up at the RMV. Worcester is a poor area, got a bit of everyone from everywhere. Total melting pot and everyone — EVERYONE — is pissed off.

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      • I remember an incident Yeats ago at my local DMV in Ferguson, MO. Yes, the same town in the news recently. There was a long line out the door and no air conditioning. A group of gang bangers wandered in and barged to the front of the line, daring anyone, including the fact feral worker, to challenge them. A heavy black woman with a baby on each hip walked up to the short punk leader of that gang, grabbed him by the scruff of his neck and picked him clean off the floor. She deposited him on the sidewalk outside saying she’d been waiting in line for an hour and no punk was going to push their was to the front ahead of her. He picked himself of and tried to save as much face with his gang as he could muster as he slinked off down the street. Everyone cheered the lady.

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    • I had to take them really fast before they grabbed my camera and told me I wasn’t allowed to take pictures. Why not, I wonder? What are they hiding?

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      • You just might be on to something πŸ™‚ I almost went to work for the CIA when I was 20. My life would have been so different if I did.

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        • They have the world’s BEST benefits program. I wish I had too, but I think I would never have passed the physical. Or been able to learn the languages. They have a cool website and list the requirements to get into their program. It looks like a great job.

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          • I have actually met some people who are retried from the CIA (years ago) and they said if I did get the job I would definitely have been taken care of. I interviewed, went to DC for physical and mental testing, got my top secret clearance and was offered the job. But someone forgot to file a piece of paper and someone else transferred and took my job. It was a very exciting time in my life.

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            • My back went very early, so I was out of the running before the running started. But wouldn’t that have been a different life for you! Your photographic skills would have been very useful … in a quite different way πŸ™‚

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