So, my husband and I married just over a year ago. After I got my name changed legally with SS, I went over the the DMV to get my new license with my married name. I thought, "What the hell, I might as well become an organ donor." So, I added that to my new license. It took forever, and a fortnight to get my card in the mail, but what was most amusing was that the name on the letter had my correct married name, but that the card still contained my maiden name and did not contain the organ donor dot.
*** Note: each time I have visited the DMV in Hanford, the same old lady at station eight has helped me. I have kept record of this.
So, I went back a third time to the DMV in Hanford, and visited lady eight to have my ID corrected. Initially she was trying to get me to pay twenty bucks for a new license. I became irate, but I kept my cool. I spoke to the person in charge and explained that this is not my fault, I have all of the proper paperwork (which incuded the original letter that had my married name and the card that contained my maiden name), and therefore, I should not be charged for a new ID since it was not at all my fault, but the DMV's error. They complied. Oh, and here's the cherry-on-top, she denied servicing me the prior times I was there.
So, I leave happily knowing that they would not possibly screw up again. So, I wait two weeks and finally receive my new License. (Unfortunately, now I have moved due to a military DTY, and I no longer reside in the state of CA, but wish to keep my residency there, because shortly, we will be back in CA.) At this point, I open up the envelope with my new ID and low and behold the donor dot is there, the letter has the correct name on it, but the license still has my former (maiden) name on it!!! How incompetent do you have to be to mess up something like this??!! This is a common event for almost every woman!
Now, here I am, 3500 miles away from this lady at station eight wishing I could walk up to her and say, "remember me? you claimed so boldly before that you did not service my needs, but here, I know for a fact that it was you initially, and it was again you who screwed up a second time!"
I would attach photos for the rest of you to enjoy, but this is sort of personal information that I am not so willingly going to display.
I hope you enjoyed my rantings, and please learn from this:
If ever you have to visit the Hanford, CA DMV, do not, I repeat, DO NOT visit the lady at station eight!