Surviving the RMV

Just today I completed a successful visit to the Registry of Motor Vehicles in Massachusetts. This may not seem like a huge accomplishment, but for me it felt like a triumph compared to my last two visits for a license renewal. In the best of circumstances making a trip to the RMV requires inquiry (where is the nearest office, what do I need to bring?), commitment (ok, I know this is gonna take a while, so I’m committing to get myself there and do what I need to do), patience and trust (here I am in a line with 100 other people, and I need to trust in myself that I have brought all the correct forms). However, not too long ago just getting myself out of my house, let alone with a stack of fo