Social Security Administration > NY DMV

27 Feb

Here is the latest update for those of you who have been paying attention to my on-going identification saga.  (For those of you who haven’t, you can either continue to not pay attention or you can update yourself here and here.)  Here is the next, and hopefully last, installment of my story.  Last week when I went to the Social Security Office* to try and obtain a new card, I overheard a lady behind the counter tell a woman to make sure that her name appeared on the mailbox that corresponds with her apartment.  Without the name, the United States Postal Service would not deliver the Social Security Card, the gatekeeper for the New York State driver’s license.  Note to self… do NOT forget to write your name on the mailbox.  So, what did I do?  I forgot to write my name on the mailbox.  Actually, backtrack.  It’s not so much that I forgot, more that they said I had to wait 10 days to 2 weeks to receive my replacement card so I figured I had plenty of time to update the mailbox (also, I totally forgot).  Anyway, I came home today, Monday, less than a week after I went to the Social Security Office to request a new card and what was in my unmarked mailbox?  My new Social Security Card!  Which immediately led me to four conclusions:

1.  The Social Security Card is just as ridiculous a form of identification as I thought

2.  My mailman has gone rogue

3.  The USPS, as a dream I had a month ago predicted, is totally going to stop existing…thereby leaving the Social Security Card no means of conveyance and making it even more ridiculous than I already knew it was.

4.  The Social Security Administration is totally superior to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles

Also, in other fun news, the car we are driving to New Orleans has Tennessee, not New York, plates.  Score.  The likelihood of us getting pulled over in Mississippi as I had feared just diminished considerably.  Our road trip, Three Girls One Cat, might just go off without a hitch.

*Capitalizing it makes it seem more legit and important.

2 Responses to “Social Security Administration > NY DMV”

  1. jenkins February 27, 2012 at 4:18 pm #

    regarding point number 2, your mailMAN has started wearing cosmetics to enhance his cheekbones?

    • FranklyRebekah February 27, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

      Damnit. I knew something looked fishy. Noted and edited and on the phone no less which means I fucked the format…blast.

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