When the 2nd American Revolution comes...

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When the 2nd American Revolution comes...

Post by Bruce » Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:51 pm

... the Massachusetts RMV will be the first to burn to the ground. :evil:

Visit#1
Time spent in line: 70 minutes.
I'll need your RI vehicle registration.
Here you go.
No, you need the original registration, not a copy.
The website said to bring a COPY of my registration.
It means an ORIGINAL copy.
The website didn't say anything about that.
It's new this year, and the website hasn't been updated. Here, take a checklist.
Why don't you put copies of this checklist outside so we don't all have to stand in line for hours before...
Next!

Visit#2
Time spent in line: 60 minutes.
You need two forms of identification and your RI vehicle registration.
Here you go.
No, you need the original registration. And your passport is expired, so we can't accept it.
This IS the original registration. It's on yellow paper, signed in indelible black ink, see? Nice an official.
No, you need the ORIGINAL registration from when you purchased the vehicle. We can't accept the CURRENT registration.
Got it, but my passport has my signature and a picture that still looks like me, and has my previous RI address. Why doesn't that count as identification?
We don't accept ANY expired documents, sir. You also need a copy of your SV-R1 form.
So when you say copy...
NEXT!

Visit#3
Time spent in line: 90 minutes.
You need two forms of identification and your RI vehicle registration.
Here is my ORIGINAL and OFFICIAL RI vehicle registration from when I purchased the vehicle.
Very good sir.
And here is my ORIGINAL birth certificate.
oooOOOooo, look at that. Is that hand written a fountain pen?
Yes, it is. They....ahem....didn't have laser printers back in those days.
Very nice, sir. But we can't accept it.
Are you freaking serious?
We don't accept any birth certificates from hospitals.
Where the hell is that rule?
It's our policy.
But this has an official state seal on it!
Doesn't matter, it was issued by a hospital and we don't accept birth certificates from hospitals.
This is my third visit!
I'm sorry sir.
About that SV-R1 form, do you need the original or....
NEXT!

Visit#4
To be continued.....

My aunt is a retired court recorder from my home town. She is also a red tape insider. She says she can get an official birth certificate re-issued to me straight from the court house within 24hrs. I tracked down my dealer and he gave me the ORIGINAL SV-R1 form. He didn't have to, but he's dealt with this nonsense before. He said if you don't show them the original, then Massholechusetts will make you pay taxes on your vehicle again. Not the taxes based on your car's current bluebook value, but the value of your car when you originally purchased it.

Next time, I'm bringing a folding chair, a large coffee, and maybe some meds that will keep my blood pressure from spiking.

I noticed familiar faces in line with me all three times and talked to a few of them. The horror stories are heartbreaking and rage inducing.

I'm convinced the 2nd revolution will happen within my lifetime, and it will start at a DMV or RMV. This is fascism at its worst. :freedom:

I might have imagined it, or maybe it was a hallucination, but I think they were handing out free license and registrations for illegal immigrants in the other line. :|
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Re: When the 2nd American Revolution comes...

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:55 pm

Did someone say 2nd American Revolution?

Time for a heavy duty trolling offensive.

The 2nd American Revolution failed in 1865. :BigGrin3:
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Re: When the 2nd American Revolution comes...

Post by Bruce » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:18 pm

errrr.....no TRUE American would fail at an American revolution.... :deviladv:
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Re: When the 2nd American Revolution comes...

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:25 pm

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Re: When the 2nd American Revolution comes...

Post by Fid » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:22 pm

The Dekalb county Ga DMV gives one a number...on a little piece of paper...and you had damned well better watch for your turn.
Fuck me, when I show up for jury duty I bring a book (fits in the butt pocket of me trousers (which I choose to wear). If you do not respond when yer name is called
they send a guy through the crowd calling one's name and because you got a friggin button with your name on it.
Guess what, some folks fall asleep after 5 hours in a goddamned chair.
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Re: When the 2nd American Revolution comes...

Post by Giz » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:26 pm

Jeez, don't talk to me about the dekalb county dmv. Had to do about 4 renewals within 3 years at one point (due to licenses expiring at the end of visa/extension /temp green card etc. And that was when they were just bringing in the new ID requirements, so that was an extra trip!

At least it's not Fulton County.

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Re: When the 2nd American Revolution comes...

Post by Bruce » Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:10 am

Oh, the Milford RMV had those number thingies too, but that was your reward for standing in line for hours and being lucky enough to have the worthy documents.

I didn't have all the worthy documents for a Masshole driver's license, but I was deemed adequate for registration. Go figga. I was honored with a ticket numbered R86 and a spot on a hard bench next to dozens of other angry people.

Shouldn't take long, I thought. I had all the paperwork after all. They have only to scan my debit card and hand over my license plates. Oh, no no no.

There were letters A through R. The earliest letters were moving at the fastest rate. My letter was moving the slowest. The current was R72.

30 minutes later......R73.....

As it turns out, they had one policy that prevented riots.....barely. They would not close until all tickets were processed. I received my ticket at 2pm and was processed at 6pm.

I timed my processing. 35 seconds to receive my plates and pay my fee.

Looks like I'm going to have to burn another vacation day to get my license, unless my birth certificate gets lost in the mail...
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Re: When the 2nd American Revolution comes...

Post by ed » Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:08 am

I make an appointment and then show up. Get a nice comfy seat. They call me sir and we joke about guns and children and northern winters.

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Re: When the 2nd American Revolution comes...

Post by Witness » Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:00 am

Will you fork that off for another book? The literary sphere wants to know!