My wife’s Driver’s License expired. So she goes to the DMV to get a new NC card.
But she can’t. Because she needs a Marriage Certificate to show she’s married to me… from 21 years ago never before required. Fine. We contact the state of Utah and get it.
She goes in again. No, she still can’t. Now she has to have a social security card with the name changed on it… again, never required before in 21 years of marriage. With moving to Idaho and Virginia and back to Utah… Required now.
So we go to the social security office in New Bern. They shut the door on us… office closed.
So she goes back again to change her name. But she can’t. Because her Utah license is expired. Birth Certificates and Marriage Licenses and all that doesn’t matter. “If you contact the hospital and have the lady at the counter sign it in ink and then…” How is that a more valid form of ID than a Utah Drivers License that went past an arbitrary date? She is no longer the same person she was a month before? What the hell, People?
She’s in a NO WIN situation because of the goddamn government. She is now expected to fly all the way back out to Utah, renew her Driver’s License there, so she can fly back here, just so she can get a North Carolina license. She called me from the social security office in tears from the frustration. I’m so angry I could chew nails and spit tacks. This is ridiculous. Even more so because an illegal immigrant gets treated better… pisses me slam off.
WHAT COUNTRY ARE WE LIVING IN NOW? WHAT THE HELL?
UPDATE: Oh get this… Now we’ve been told that she can get a Doctor’s form… with DOB on it, signed in ink… Which is laughable because you don’t need an ID to see a Doctor. OR you can have your church print out something that has your name and DOB on it, and a Church Official signs it. In ink of course, and that’s valid. Again, laughable. Because they don’t know who in the hell the Doctor is or the Church Official. And you don’t need an ID to go to Church (yet) so how is that a valid anything? Yet that is more valid than a DL, which required everything in the first place that had only just recently expired.
Even more laughable… All of these other documents can be created at home with a computer and some photoshop. It worked for Obama! But what you couldn’t just recreate though is a Utah Driver’s License. I could in fact, legally, start my own “Church” and then generate this document and sign it and stamp it and it would be LEGAL.
All this to get a Social Security Card to be used as ID… When it freaking says on the card “NOT FOR USE AS ID“.
WTF is WRONG with this picture? EVERYTHING. This is all such utter bullshit. So instead of helping the person trying to comply with the law… the system is forcing people to find the loopholes to get around the law. This is insanity.