One of the great things about having my mother-in-law in town to watch the little one is that it allows me to take care of all the things that become exponentially harder with the little one in tow. This round that meant going to the recycling plant, laundromat to get the sheets washed, getting a hair cut, and going to the DMV and getting my driver’s license replaced.

I accomplished #1 and #2, will accomplish #3 today, and… well number four is its own story. (Not a terribly long one.)

The drivers license disappeared when I had to go from pharmacy to pharmacy in search for some drug that my wife needed last Christmas when she injured her knee. Every place I stopped by needed to see my drivers license (before they would even look to see if they had the drug on hand) since it was a pain med. And so when I discovered a smoking crater where my drivers license is supposed to be in my wallet, I had no idea who had it. I called every pharmacy I talked to and the answers ranged from “Let me check the lost & found {pause} nothing there” to an admission that there is no actual procedure for what to do if someone leaves their driver’s license behind.

So I’ve been winging it, driving without a license on my person since then. I have a Passport Card for photo identification. So with my mother-in-law here, off to the DMV I went.

It was a Friday afternoon and so there was a pretty monstrous line. And so I waited. And waited. And waited. When I got near the front of the line, I wanted to have my appropriate documentation handy. So I got the insurance policy that demonstrated Queenland residency, and pulled out the passport card for the photo identification.

And sitting right there behind the passport card was the drivers license.

Just then, the lady asked if I needed any help. I told her “Nope. I’m good.” And I left.

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3 Responses to Adventures at the DMV

  1. Dr X says:

    I have an episode of lost-then-found madness about once a month. It proceeds thusly: WTF-Confusion-Exasperation-Acceptance-WTF

  2. Dr X says:

    Uncanny. My business banking card disappeared tonight.

    • trumwill says:

      I discovered today that I need to go to the DMV in order to get some tags for the car. Or at least try to (I guess I never put the tags on when I got it? Ugh.

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