Having been born and raised in Lima and graduating from Lima Central Catholic, I eventually left and moved to Chicago to attend university. I recently returned and, along with a family member, visited the Department of Motor Vehicles offices on North Elizabeth to transfer a title and acquire temporary tags before I returned to Illinois.
I just wanted to express how grateful and appreciative I was from the treatment I received from two people at those offices. They were exemplary in how we were treated. In fact, after receiving a new title and going across the hall to complete another transaction, one came into the other office with money in hand, expressing that an error had been made and a refund was due from an earlier transaction.
Being a student of observation, as I was sitting and waiting for these transactions to be completed, I noticed the entire staff at both of these offices were just as kind to everyone in the services they rendered to all the people entering and needing assistance.
In light of the social and health-related issues our society is now being confronted with, the actions I witnessed by these two individuals and everyone within the DMV offices is just a testament to how there are good and kind people in Lima. We might not read or experience firsthand encounters exhibiting kindness towards others, but my interactions recently only adds credence to “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
Now, if I had only made my obligatory stop at the Kewpee, my day would have been complete, twofold. Maybe next time!