19 June 2009

Unexpected

After work today, I went downtown to get a permit for my POD to be parked on the street at our new house later this month. The process of getting the permit was a snap compared to what I went through to get one in Massachusetts. That did not surprise me at all. One thing I won't miss about MA is the endless bureaucratic red tape that surrounds any and every process. Official State Business is much easier to conduct here in OR.

The Department of Transportation in Portland is in a newish building on the outskirts of the Portland State University campus. The signage on the building seemed to be PSU branded, but the DOT office must be a state office, so that was a little confusing. But I found where I needed to be and got the permit with no problem at all.

Here's the unexpected thing: the DOT was crawling with good-looking men. I have not seen such a high concentration of attractive guys in a long time. Like maybe forever. A cute guy held the door open for me on my way in. Another one helped me find the office I needed. A few were waiting in line at both the Permit office and the Cashier. Others milled about taking care of whatever business had brought them there. Another held the door open for me on my way out.

Once I left the building, it was back to nondescript reality. I'm not sure what was going on in the DOT, but I might just need to get a few more permits in the near future.

11 comments:

MDT said...

time to check out eugene's DOT I think. maybe we have a similar problem...

Angela said...

What a great find! Now, you'll have to keep going back wearing your cutest outfits.

Anonymous said...

head back for a visit and proceed to drop paperwork all over the floor see who helps out. Then you "accidentally" bump into the cutest prospect! After a quick look at his ring finger, equifax report, verifying employment and at least five refernces, and checking for love of children and committment issues proceed! Repeat until successful.

amanda in ATL

Watercolor said...

LOL! I like Amanda's idea!!

Abigail said...

And I thought they were all at Home Depot!

spa said...

I actually feel like this situation is fairly widespread in Portland. Powell's was crawling with them last time I was there.

Kerry Lynn said...

Hello,
I just wanted to say hi and I'm glad you seem to be all set out there. Your job sounds fantastic! And score on the nanny. That's such a relief.

I wanted to send you a blog of a family I know that lives near Portland. I know them only through the blog but they are like family. I would love to meet them some day. They have a daughter that just turned 2 in April. Just in case they can be helpful to you... http://2-moms.blogspot.com/

amyinbc said...

Ha! I love it!

Dorcasina said...

Clearly I need to drive a couple of hours down there to ask some detailed questions about Oregon licensing procedures...or something. Welcome to the west coast.

Crash Course Widow said...

Hmmm...maybe we should both meet for coffee sometime remarkably near the PSU campus and then make a side trip to get...um...a permit, a form...something...anything. ;o) I need to renew my car registration...would that work? Oh, right. Not DMV. Poo. ;o)

Glad you got a good, girly little jolt during the visit! =) Hope all goes smoothly with the delivery and moving in over the next few weeks!!

buddha_girl said...

Your voice sounds so fresh and natural right now. This move to OR has definitely done you good!

I hope I have a deluge of men walking across my path tomorrow...good-looking and well-mannered. I don't want those idiot slobs.