Monday, May 04, 2009

Hooray for the DMV

So Nevada randomly changed a law this year so that I have to wait for my new license to be mailed to me in 7-10 days. I purposely got it early because I travel a lot for work and find myself in random places, and in 3 months when it's my birthday I didn't want to have it expire while I'm on the road.

Anyhow, I'm not even sure why there would be a "law" regarding this at all, as it seems to be more of a policy that an agency would abide by, but maybe it's some bullshit terrorist screening thing.

My hope is that the people at the gates on military bases (where I do some work) won't notice the hole they punched in the middle of my "old" license (the piece of paper they handed me as an interim is not valid photo ID), or else I'll be unable to do any projects until it comes.

Now, 10+ years ago it was common to have a license mailed to you, but when they changed that a while back I wouldn't have expected them to go backward for no apparent reason. If I had an inkling that they'd revert a policy in such a way that it would do nothing but inconvenience people, I'd have looked into it before going through the process at this time.

Little annoyances like this (big to me, but I'm an outlier) make me wonder why everyone isn't a libertarian anarchist.

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