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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    How is it that...

    I can walk into Costco and replace my lost Costco card which has my picture on it in five minutes, but the California DMV can't get me a replacement license (even though they have my picture on file and will be using it again) in six weeks? All they can do is give me a paper "interim" license?

    Obviously, the answer ain't got nuttin' to do with technology.

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    Your tax dollars at work for you.

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    There are actually people going about, trying to convince us that the same folks who can't replace your license are going to deliver timely and efficient medical treatment...

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    "I'm from the government, and I'm here to help you."
    Starve a terrorist - ride a bike to work. It's not just good for the environment, it's good for civilization.

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    Guess what, there the same all over the country. They keep calling the house looking for money, for there retirement, good luck.
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    That's easy. Costco is in business. . .DMV is feeding at the Public Trough. C'mon 'Gee, give us a challenge here.

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    Costco wants you to come back, the DMV could care less.

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    I was kind of surprised when I read you got only an interim license. In Ohio they take your picture, info and in a couple minutes it's laminated and ready to go. What's the deal, are they checking to make sure you're illegal before they issue it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OH306 View Post
    I was kind of surprised when I read you got only an interim license. In Ohio they take your picture, info and in a couple minutes it's laminated and ready to go. What's the deal, are they checking to make sure you're illegal before they issue it?
    I don't know. I also re-discovered that the DMV has no sense of humor. I tried little quips, small talk jokes, etc. and got a frozen expression in return. Had more fun with the lady in line behind me -- I was filling out the form and couldn't decide what to put in Hair Color. Asked her, and she said with a twinkle in her eye, "I see a lot of BLACK hair there!"

    So that's what my new license will say. Blue eyes, Black hair. Tried to put black and silver but the DMV clerk, her face all twisted up, said "You can only use one word." The lady in line and I traded grins. What are you gonna do???
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    Here in Wisconsin, it is relatively easy to get an immediate replacement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OH306 View Post
    I was kind of surprised when I read you got only an interim license. In Ohio they take your picture, info and in a couple minutes it's laminated and ready to go. What's the deal, are they checking to make sure you're illegal before they issue it?
    Ditto here in Colorado and they also laugh and have a sense of humor. Not too long ago I wrote a letter of appreciation and thanks for the fast and efficient way my license was renewed. So, it can be done properly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    I don't know. I also re-discovered that the DMV has no sense of humor. I tried little quips, small talk jokes, etc. and got a frozen expression in return. Had more fun with the lady in line behind me -- I was filling out the form and couldn't decide what to put in Hair Color. Asked her, and she said with a twinkle in her eye, "I see a lot of BLACK hair there!"

    So that's what my new license will say. Blue eyes, Black hair. Tried to put black and silver but the DMV clerk, her face all twisted up, said "You can only use one word." The lady in line and I traded grins. What are you gonna do???
    The question is:
    Did you trade phone numbers with the lady?

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    Costco has to sell you something to get money.

    The government can take money from you no matter what.

    Go figure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zymans View Post
    The question is:
    Did you trade phone numbers with the lady?
    Gee forget to mention she was 80, but had a great sense of humor!
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    Have you noticed how slow they move behind those windows at the DMV? Is their yearly raise directly proportional to how slow they move, how grumpy they look and act, and how few times they look you in the eye as they serve you? Are they forced to stand barefoot on thumb tacks all day????
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    Quote Originally Posted by OH306 View Post
    I was kind of surprised when I read you got only an interim license. In Ohio they take your picture, info and in a couple minutes it's laminated and ready to go. What's the deal, are they checking to make sure you're illegal before they issue it?
    Actually, there are some technical difficulties photographing Digital. His reflection doesn't show in a mirror either.

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    Its the governments assignment to provide employment for those people who might otherwise show up at the desk next to you at work.

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    HEY, DG - you got FOO'd

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    The trick to the DMV is to show up 15 minutes before they close.

    Knowing they all want to go home on time, they step up the process on all fronts.

    Never go at lunch time. Never.

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    At my local DMV some people the people are as dry as cardboard but a few have a decent sense of humor.

    The best part about the DMV are the customers...

    I had a good laugh last time I was over there. I was sitting around waiting for my number to be called and an elderly woman next to me asked in broken english if I could help her with the forms she had. Everything went fairly smoothly until we got to the part about "organ donation". I'm like "oh great. how do I explain this". I try to be PC about and give a very medical definition and associated benefits to the person who needs replacement parts. She still had no clue. so I tried again, being less PC and more graphic. Still didn't get it. Finally in desperation I explained it in the grossest way I could think and she freaked out "no no no. don't want! don't want!" I'm too shy to write exactly what i said here, but afterwards I had a few good laughs recounting the story to friends.

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    Here in ND they can snap a new myg shot and print out a laminated card with that new anti-fraud stuff embedded in it, and you are out the door. Of course we only have 650,000 people up here in the entire state!
    I tend to agree with RetroG, though. Maybe Gary broke their camera!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenal0 View Post
    Costco wants you to come back, the DMV could care less.

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    Last week I brought my late father's bass boat from Kentucky to Florida. When I went to transfer the registration to Florida I was told that I had to have some sort of certified weight statement for the trailer. I asked how to get that and was told that I needed to take the trailer, sans boat, to a certified scale and have it weighed.

    I reminded the lady that the trailer had a 1,000+ pound boat and motor on it and that it was not logical to ask me to dump the boat somewhere then go get the trailer weighed. After conferring with a couple of other folks she allowed as how I could just estimate the weight. I was afraid that I had fallen into a bureaucratic black hole there for a few minutes.
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