Eurydice (eurydice72) wrote,
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Red tape

7 hours spent in government offices the day before Thanksgiving is not my idea of a good time.

So, Craig and I got up bright and early this morning to go and take the tests for our California driving licenses. We knew we had to take the written, but we were unsure about a driving test. See, they waive the test if you have an out-of-state license, but they make everyone with licenses from out of the country take it. Craig and I have expired Pennsylvania licenses, but we weren't sure if that would work in regards to getting the waiver. So, considering we couldn't get in via appointment until the 9th, we decided to go in, wait, and do it that way.

It took us 2 1/2 hours to get called up, and what do I find out? The change of name I'd done in London for my social security number never took, so because they have my SSN under my previous name, they can't process the driver's license application. That means I waited all morning for nothing. I did find out that I won't have to take the driving test, so that's a good thing, but then I had to go and wait at the Social Security office to get the other sorted. I decided to get Alicia's SSN at the same time, too, just so I wouldn't have to do it again later.

Sigh.

So, I still don't have my license, I can't go back to the DMV until the SS office has made the changes (which means next week), and I'm knackered. I still have to bake the pies tonight for dinner tomorrow, too. At least Craig is getting dinner in to save me cooking since I'm doing it all day tomorrow. What a lovely man.

And boy, is the DMV full of interesting people. Hee. Craig left to go get a drink at one point, at which point a man who'd been standing behind me, took the seat on my other side and proceeded to start talking at me. He seemed nice enough---clean cut, probably early 40's---but as soon as I found he was there because he'd just got his second DUI, I found an excuse to get up. Later, I overheard him talking to another woman he apparently recognized from one of his AA groups. Like I said...interesting.

I'm going to respond to all my comments and e-mails later tonight. If I don't get a chance to post tomorrow, I hope all the Americans on my flist have a lovely holiday. :)
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