After 12 years I had to go get my license renewed at the DMV today. You get two 6 year runs doing it online and then you have to show up to convince them you are you. The process is very simple. log in on a kiosk at the front and get a number based on what you are there for. I got #S3303. You then go in to one of two waiting rooms and look at a screen which calls the numbers and assigns the window you go to (1 - 38). When I sat down I looked at the screen and they were up to #S3140. Simple math clued me in there would be a wait. However there were other reasons for folks being there and each had its own numbering system, so there were S,C,D and R all being called and all ending up funneling into windows 1 - 38. About 2 minutes in a lady calls out that the computers were down and they didn't know how long it would be. Fortunately 5 or 6 people gave up so I got a seat, but apparently everyone else was committed to staying. 2 hours 20 minutes later my number showed up. I wanted to yell Bingo but just got up like everyone before me and headed to my assigned window 8. I was asked to show proof of who I was (my old license was sufficient). They took my thumb prints, took my picture asked me to read 10 letters off line 5 (I closed my weak eye and made it through without glasses once more). They took my $33 and sent me packing. That part took maybe 5 minutes. I think waiting at the DMV is like child birth for women. If enough time goes by you forget how painful it is. Watch out Houston, I'm driving for 6 more years possibly 12 and no restrictions. Get off my road.