Cecil County Automotive Safety Inspection
While some people have spent time in hick heaven lately, I had the extreme misfortune to spend a near eternity in HICK HELL.
I'm talking the waiting room for Morgan's Automotive Repair in Elkton Maryland.
Waiting room is far too high a compliment for what this actually was. It was a cinder block building. More like a storage shed. And it stored old lawnmowers, a beat up a truck cap, tires. And it had one table. With outdated magazines geared towards owners of repair shops. And I read every article, 3 times.
Because I was there for 2 hours plus!
I've already far too long to get our car registered in Maryland. Part of it is sheer laziness, part business, and part confusion. They don't have a centralized place you go like Delaware, you have to find a repair shop to do the inspection. And NONE that I had called in the whole county did it anymore (a man that I waited with in the shed told me there were now only 2 in the county that did inspections because the state had cracked down and fined a lot of them for passing anything with 4 wheels.)
Finally I found Morgan's. And saw they were on Rt 40. They told me it would take less than an hour. I think "Rt. 40" and I think "you can probably walk to a place where you can get a bite to eat and read a paper."
It took much more than an hour, and it was in walking distance of nowhere. And I hadn't eaten breakfast. I was starving, bored, tired. I was actually playing those games that come with the cheap model cell phones.
Tip: If you are getting your car inspected at Morgan's . . . get dropped off.