Government Offices Should Be Open Saturdays



On Monday, June 2, I again was reminded why a certain group of businessmen decided to open on Saturdays. They received more work. They realized that the average Joe or Jane worked 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Dolly Parton 9-5, Monday through Friday. If asked they would tell you Saturday is their busiest day. Who am I talking about? The barbers!

Now why did Monday the 2nd stand out? I had to re-new my plate tags. If ADOT had been open on Saturday, May 31 I could have not had to pay the $8 penalty for being late. Then I got to thinking (for me that is dangerous).

What if all government agencies did the same as barbers? I can just here the groans of those employees. Work Saturday? Well yes, and then have Sunday and Monday off. The next week, someone else would do the same.

Most will just say go online or email us. What if you don’t have a computer?

And there is always the situation where you must meet face to face to handle a problem.

As it stands now, one must take a day off work to solve a problem with any government agency.

Common sense says it would work. Then I remembered I was talking about the government. It would work for city, town, county, state, or even the feds.

Just think of all the problems that could be solved by this simple change in hours of operation!

Dave Cleland Sr.


Pat Randall 2 years, 7 months ago

Dave, Why didn't you mail in your check for your new tags? Just a thought. I always mail mine in. Of course you can't wait until the last day they are due to mail them.


H. Wm. Rhea III 2 years, 7 months ago

I wouldn't mind gov't. offices being open on Saturday, but Pat is right. Seems like Dave is upset because he neglected to take care of the responsibility. The old saying that a 'lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on their part' is applicable here.


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