Monday, February 23, 2009

Guess what I found!

Within hours after writing my last post, I found myself at the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles). It wasn't that I had already given up on finding my two most important forms of ID, but rather that I needed to get a title for a new vehicle transferred into our name.

As I started to wait in line at the title department I started to wonder if I would need a driver's license to complete the transaction.

I don't know about your local DMV office, but ours, and in fact every one that I have EVER waited in, is just plain weird. I guess I could take the view of trying to be entertained by utter randomness of the types of people that come in and out of those doors, but during cold and flu season I find that hard to do. Not to mention that it seems like the people who work there are on a personal mission to make you aware of how much they absolutely hate their jobs. It just isn't a fun place.

So I got out of that line, walked across the hall and instead started waiting in the driver's license line...hoping that if I did indeed need one that a temporary would do.

Finally when I heard the gruff "NEXT" being called it applied to me. I don't know why I felt compelled to tell his mistakenly sweet woman about how I had lost my license, but I did. "Step to the line for you picture, ma'am." What? A new picture? I was thinking they'd just resend my old one. The one that I sort of actually liked. The one where my hair had been washed and I actually had some makeup on. I was starting to think of ways I could lose this one that would document me the way I was looking that morning.

Ten bucks later, I had my temporary and was waiting in line for the title.

This time the employee didn't like the way our insurance company did the temporary card for the new vehicle. Suddenly I was searching of every random pocket and fold of my wallet hoping to find an insurance card for our other car.

And lo and behold guess what I found? From a seldom used pocket that holds my checkbook flap into place fell out my driver's license and social security card. I guess I only thought I had turned my wallet inside out a hundred times. I nearly cried when I saw the picture of me wearing my favorite yellow tee with a tan summer face.

Then the guilt set in for blaming it on Jade all of this time. I guess she was playing around down by our scanner and must have handed my cards to me...such a good girl. And then I tucked them away in such a good hiding place that I couldn't even find them myself.

After a brief moment of guilt I decided I had one more line to wait in. I marched myself back over to the driver's license section to get my $10 back and prevent the scary picture from being printed.

I couldn't believe it, but they let me void the transaction. Now if they could have only erased the smells and images of my earlier trash digging...that would have been something.


Debbie said...

That is awesome! Glad you found them and got to void the new one. I am sure Jade will forgive you for blaming her. Cannot wait for you to meet Jack. You always bring a smile to me. Thanks.

Love, Debbie

Sara@i.Sass said...

Ours is excatly the same!
Good description.
I did the oppisate of you though, I needed to change my address and normally you have a new picture taken right? So I did get all gussied up, I'm taken AWESOME hair, that took a whole hour to perfect...There are TWO reason I go through all this, my wedding day and picture day at the DMV.
They REFUSED to take my picture. Said my other one was still good. Okay, fine, I still looked good in that one but my hair was a new color now...darn it! I waited and waited for the new one, never came. I called they said there was a problem with something, went in that's when they told me I needed a new picture. I was wearing a freakin' baseball cap, which they tried to say I had to take off.
ARE you JOKING ME? You want me to take off my hat and LET you take my picture that will be shown to god knows how many people over the next 3 years. ('cuse me) Hell no.
I walked out without a word and came back the next day all gussied up again.
So gald your little Jade wasn't the one...that is hard when you think they did and they didn't yet you kinda know they would do it...
I once found a $50 bill in my purse that was tucked away...
We really have good hiding spots! If only we could remember them! HA

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

WOO HOO! So glad you found it!

Raggedy Girl said...


I am so glad you found them and yes the DMV is a very strange place no matter what place you are in.

Have a Wonderful Day!
from Roberta Anne

Michelle said...

Yea! I know it's such a relief to find them. Now I guess sweet little Jade gets a hall pass when she does something wrong next time, right?

Growin' with it! said...

ahh, what a happy ending to your garbage digging post! nice to hear there is some sunshine found at the DMV!

Matt & Kristin said...

YAY!! I thought it was $40 for a new license? Still haven't gotten a new one from our move...I can handle $10! Hope to see you Wednesday!

Tammy said...

You are so right. The DMV is never a fun place to go! Glad you ended up finding everything!

Liz said...

What a funny story! I loved it.
Thanks for the comment on my blog...and yes, gotta love Matt. I am so laughing at all the comments from my "bloggy" friends about going to his church. LOL! I thought I would just post that it is true. Funny stuff.

The Zeller Family said...

I am sure that made your day! So glad you found them!

Kristi said...

Bless your heart! What a day. I'm so thankful that you found them too. Our DMV is just as weird. The last time we were there, for Rachel's learner's permit, a woman pulled a cell phone out of her...are you ready for this...bra! We almost died from laughter at that very moment. Oh my!

AudreyO said...

My experience with DMV is never pleasant. In fact my daughter lost her ID card but is living over seas. They won't issue her a new one without her being present. They don't care that she lives over seas. Ahh the beurocracy. I stopped by today as I'm working on visiting the many blogs from Bloggy Carnival now that I have time to read and comment.

Jennifer Rutherford said...

DMV's are so unpleasant...and do they EVER clean those places???
Disgusting! Glad you found your ID though! :)

Mrs.Naz@BecomingMe said...

Oh that is so funny!!! Glad you found it...thought sorry about the hassle

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