Saturday, October 21, 2006

The DMV part 2: The happy ending

You might remember my unsuccessful trips to the DMV last week in a desperate attempt to get a Minnesota drivers license. They sent me away with instructions to obtain a more "official" copy of my marriage license. I made several different efforts and was unable to get anything different from what I already had. So I had David call the DMV on Thursday and explain the situation. Whoever he talked to said that they would have to accept what we had and give me my license. So we decided to take advantage of the half day of school Friday (last chance until the holidays) and give it another shot at the DMV.

Fortunately, after waiting in line for a half-hour, we got the "right person" who happened to remember me from our last visit. Apparently all they wanted me to do was "try" to get a more official marriage license. We didn't even have to argue it; she just agreed to accept it. It's kind of funny (but I'm still not laughing) that a week and a half later they would so willingly give me my license using the exact same documents that I brought in before.

Now we just have to wait 4-6 weeks for our new licenses to come in the mail. What's up with that?!? In Indiana, Michigan, and Illinois I got my new license on the spot. How is it that some places can do it in 4-6 minutes and other places take 4-6 weeks? This better be one fancy drivers license for that kind of wait!

5 comments:

Dan said...

Fantabulous. Bureaucracy at it's best!

Getting excited for the Lincoln Brewster concert?? WE ARE! Mark will be arriving tomorrow night ...

Kim and Joel said...

I feel your pain...
We are going to have to get new license's since we moved. At least you FINALLY got it (ALMOST). Glad to hear it was a happy ending.

Robin said...

Four to six weeks!? That's crazy! At least you don't have to go and pick it up!

Anonymous said...

Maybe it will have a little bling with it....

ylmurph said...

just be glad you don't live in Pennsylvania...