For once, this post is about praise.
July 2011 was a month I was dreading the whole year. That would have been the month where I had to renew my drivers license. It so happens that during this time there was quite a bit of hoo-ha around the whole renewal process.
Systems were down, people were losing their cool, it was quite the cup of chaos. The place I had to renew my drivers license was “Langlaagte”. I shudder at the mere thought of having to go to that place. Not only..hhmm.. It would seem that my [backspace] key is a little bit stuffed. I typed out half a paragraph and when I reached for my smoke I dropped my lighter on the [backspace] key and it magically decided to get stuck and wipe everything out. Lucky for me I have the short term memory capacity of a fruit cocktail. This means that whatever I was busy typing, is gone. Alas.
It’s amazing how one’s brain can be such a mighty tool in certain environments and in others as useless as a nail clipping on planet Rupert.
Back to the main feature:
I realized that at some point I’d have to bite the proverbial washing machine and get the license renewed. By September 2011 I had finally mustered the courage and patience I would need to face the “Langlaagte Foe”. I made arrangements at the office that I’d take off on Tuesday to get my license sorted out. Unfortunately for me, work was being it’s usual fist-chest-air nazi I had known it to become. Finally, November 2011 is here and while I was driving to a client I realized that there was a lot more Cop activity than usual.
It struck me: “November/December SAP & Metro Bonus Time Project” has been initiated.
This meant that I had to renew my license, pronto. Last night was my sister’s birthday and the family got together. I found out by my cousin that the License Department in Meyerton was apparently pretty zippy. I figured, what the hell, might as well give it a chance.
Took me about 45 minutes to get there, had no idea what to do as this was my first drivers license renewal. Got the form, filled it in and started what any good red blooded Englishman would do. I started to queue. I flipped out my PSP(Don’t leave home without it) and barely had time to play 2 or 3 rounds of Naruto when I was ushered into the eye testing spot. 15 minutes later I was in my car, in total disbelief. 10 minutes later I started my car, still in half a daze.
Did renewing my license really just take 20 minutes? That’s gotta be some kind of record, right? Someone must be playing some kind of cruel trick on me. Schuster, are you hiding in the bushes somewhere?
Only after I got back to the office did I finally realize the implications of the event that took place during The License Renewal Project. Meyerton License Department are fucking LEGENDS!
So, in honour of these gods among men, these organized and awesome people I figured I’d show you people where you can get hold of them. If you’re in Gauteng, it makes sense, anywhere else, good luck >;p
So, without further ado: