There are certain things about Reno that I love, and others I can’t quite get the hang of:
– The Deli Counter: At a supermarket in NJ (I’m looking at you, ShopRite in Fair Lawn) I have stood in line for 20+ minutes waiting for some ham. Here, they pre-cut everything. While you don’t get them sliced exactly how you might like it, I’ve never had to wait more than zero people.
– The DMV: NJ DMVs are not known for their speed, except inasmuch as they lack it entirely. If you hit the Reno DMV on a Saturday, it looks like NJ. But during the week, they still staff it with as many people as on the weekends. Seriously, there were like 20 windows open. It took me less than 20 minutes to get my registration renewed and my driver’s license redone, AND my car inspected. Not bad.
– Car Inspections: I laughed out loud. They told me I had to be inspected. My car had already been smog-checked (which is a big deal out here), so I groaned when I had to do it. I drove around to the side where a woman asked me how many miles it had on it. I told her, and she wrote it down and said, “Okay, you’re done. Drive around.” Seriously!? That was it? YES!
I’ll save the bad for another day. It’s a new year, let’s be optimistic.