Friday, May 8, 2009

DOL Rant

I am convinced that the Department of Licensing is filled with miserable, evil people whose sole purpose is to make life as difficult as possible. And the sad thing is that if you want to drive a motor vehicle, you are completely at their mercy.

We are trying to get our third au pair licensed. Third is the key here.

Each time, we take in all their paperwork, sign some forms about her living with us, blah, blah, blah, present some documentation, and they test and get a license.

Today, the Dr. decided to try the procedure himself with the au pair (getting the license, not "The Procedure" . . . just clarifying). After waiting the requisite one hour, he was told she needs a thousand forms and paperwork.

None of which we have needed before.

So now I have to go back with her, and have a chat with them myself.

I can already feel my blood pressure skyrocket.

If I end of killing somone, will one of you bring my red shoes to me in prison during visitation?

Respectfully submitted,

The Wife


BamBam said...

Conjucal visits when you're trying so hard to follow the right procedure, (just to clarify, not THAT procedure either) just don't seem to be in the cards.

See what I did there?


I can be kinda' funny if I Choos.

BadBlood said...

I appreciate proper usage of the term.

genomeboy said...

We insure our Au Pair on our insurance, but in NJ it seems that their international license is fine to drive. Although "they" (Cultural Care) "recommend" they get a local license, it is not required.

I wonder if they really need a local DL in Washington or CA?


genomeboy said...

btw, we are on our 4th au pair, and 2 have gotten into accidents, and there's never been a problem with insurance covering the damage (one totaled the car..)

Shrike said...

I will even look into recommending a good WA criminal lawyer for your needs.


PrinceofHouston said...

I am convinced that to work at the DML or DOL as it is called in you neck of the woods, you must sacrifice your humanity and sense of humor to the dark lords of bureaucratic mess.
Things are no better in Texas. They are soulless succubi ready to feast on your souls.
Maybe I'm being hypercritical, but I doubt it.

Drizztdj said...

I think The Procedure would have been much more fun, and less blood pressure rising.

Well maybe blood pressure rising in different places.