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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: oh, that fabulous insomnia
« Reply #50 on: March 20, 2012, 05:54:49 PM »
Also, PennDOT update -- the experience could not have been more horrendous, and I provided live updates via facebook along with pictars.

First, it seems the cross town bus wasn't running on its normal route so I had to bag that option after waiting a half hour. Plus I'd put on these lovely high top sneakers and it was the first time wearing them with my new orthotics and it caused nasty skin to come off the back of my ankles within 10 minutes, so once I realized I was doomed on multiple levels I decided to go back home, change shoes, put on some Band-aids, and take the subway to the main downtown PennDOT location. Of course that meant I'd be dealing with the worst location of them all.



So I get there and it was, of course, packed full of the gutter dregs of humanity -- I mean just the most motley sorts, ever so offensive to my elitist sensibilities and elevated taste levels. I obtained my call number #C651 and found a chair next to the only cute homosexual (or possibly just metrosexual) boy there, though I fail to understand why someone would insist on wearing a knit beenie when the weather was above 75℉... and you know it was perched on his head just so. He was also working some odd frosted tips hair color effect -- nothing I'd ever select but he seemed to work it OK surprisingly. You can tell by the way he's standing that he's a Kinsey +14 amirite?



Once he left his chair it was taken by a woman too young to have children, and of course the two kids were constantly screaming. LOUD. Just horrible. I would have moved but it was so overcrowded people were standing for lack of available chairs.



And see the guy over by the white column -- think "Persian Mafia" type from Clueless.

My call ticket said "Estimated wait time: 1:36 minutes" -- which meant 1 hour and 36 minutes, not 1 minute and 36 seconds. Actual time ended up being THREE FUCKING HOURS. Seriously, even the DMV offices in Manhattan and Brooklyn were better than this. Incredible.

And worse, this state makes you renew your license every four years. I've never lived anywhere that did it that often. That's $29.50 each time -- highway robbery made worse because I don't own a car and drive a total of about six hours each year.

I could really use some klonopin right now :-\ like a lot.
« Last Edit: March 20, 2012, 06:02:52 PM by Miss Philicia »
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Offline WillyWump

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Re: oh, that fabulous insomnia
« Reply #51 on: March 20, 2012, 06:26:06 PM »



You just HAD to work in a pic of your spotless shoes a mere 24 hours after I posted a pic of my dirty ones  ::)

and the pic of the boy screaming is LOL ;D

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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: oh, that fabulous insomnia
« Reply #52 on: March 20, 2012, 06:35:05 PM »
You just HAD to work in a pic of your spotless shoes a mere 24 hours after I posted a pic of my dirty ones  ::)

Guess what -- not everything is about you.
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: oh, that fabulous insomnia
« Reply #53 on: March 21, 2012, 03:38:18 AM »
3:34 AM...  not sleepy ::)
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Re: oh, that fabulous insomnia
« Reply #54 on: March 21, 2012, 04:02:23 AM »
4:01 a.m. Wide awake  >:(
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Offline Dachshund

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Re: oh, that fabulous insomnia
« Reply #55 on: March 21, 2012, 07:19:28 AM »
Even backasswards TN makes you renew every five years. You can renew by mail or online for $19.50. I just renewed this year from the comfort of my home. Of course God did get even when I dropped Comcast and had to return the cable boxes. Two fuckin' hours waiting in line. You liberal subway riding elite.

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: oh, that fabulous insomnia
« Reply #56 on: March 21, 2012, 07:38:11 AM »
 Florida drivers licenses are for 6 years.  Somehow though, I managed to get mine longer.

It was issued 08/27/10 and is good through December of 2019. I think I may have paid an additional fee for the extra time, because Ed's license, is only good for 6 years.

I've never had too much of a problem down here with the DMV, as far as wait times.  The seniors would go postal.  ::) The last time I renewed, I did it online.


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Re: oh, that fabulous insomnia
« Reply #57 on: March 21, 2012, 11:20:00 AM »
...
Once he left his chair it was taken by a woman too young to have children, and of course the two kids were constantly screaming. LOUD. Just horrible. I would have moved but it was so overcrowded people were standing for lack of available chairs.
...

I'm surprised the woman didn't accuse you of being a pedophile for taking photos of her kids, knowing how parents react these days.  Then again, she'd actually have to be paying attention to both you and her children to actually notice what you were doing. 
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Re: oh, that fabulous insomnia
« Reply #58 on: March 21, 2012, 11:24:06 AM »
Oh, and btw -- my new eyeglasses/prescription from last September is already out of whack according to the vision test I had yesterday at PennDOT, at least in my right eye. They didn't fail me though, but I guess it means I'll have to cough up more money to re-do the lenses this fall.
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Offline klassykitty

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Re: oh, that fabulous insomnia
« Reply #59 on: March 21, 2012, 02:29:32 PM »
Miss P,

Once you get that PA. drivers license,  I'm told the renewal can be done over the computer.  Transferring the license plate from one state to PA. is a nightmare, especially if you have a loan on the car.  Although I am glad I live in a small town, and my wait time for the drivers license wasn't much more then half an hour.

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Re: oh, that fabulous insomnia
« Reply #60 on: March 21, 2012, 06:06:13 PM »
Oh, and btw -- my new eyeglasses/prescription from last September is already out of whack according to the vision test I had yesterday at PennDOT, at least in my right eye. They didn't fail me though, but I guess it means I'll have to cough up more money to re-do the lenses this fall.
You're blind and have a club foot. Maybe it's better if you don't get behind the wheel.

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Re: oh, that fabulous insomnia
« Reply #61 on: March 21, 2012, 06:20:23 PM »
You're blind and have a club foot. Maybe it's better if you don't get behind the wheel.

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Re: oh, that fabulous insomnia
« Reply #62 on: March 21, 2012, 06:32:28 PM »
Rest easy. I am only behind the wheel of a car for less than ten hours each year. I only drive when I go home to visit my parents.
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Re: oh, that fabulous insomnia
« Reply #63 on: March 22, 2012, 04:33:38 AM »
In Indiana, you have to take in multiple documents every time you renew your license.  A birth certificate, SS card, and at least one piece of mail to confirm your address.

I'm dreading renewing my license last year, since the last name on my birth certificate is maiden.  I'm probably going to have to go to the City/County building downtown South Bend to get a copy of either the marriage license or divorce doc.  At least the wait time here is pretty good.  Last time I had to get a title, registration, the wait was like 10 minutes.  It used to be a few hours, but they've changed the system here. 

What's really a nightmare is going to the local Social Security office.  You're waiting at least an hour, then it depends on who you see for what you're told.  No one is ever on the same page.
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Offline littleprince

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Re: oh, that fabulous insomnia
« Reply #64 on: March 22, 2012, 06:29:26 AM »
My last attempt at renewing my licence went something like this:

Me: I'd like to renew my licence

transport office (TO): It's not due to expire for a few months, you can't renew it until you receive the letter telling you to renew it.

Me: But I'll be out of state then so I need to renew it now.

TO: You have to provide proof that you will be out of state and then we can renew it early.

Me: I can't prove it, I'm going on holidays. If I don't renew early it will expire when I'm on a trip and I won't be able to drive.

TO: we can't renew it now.

Me: What if I lost it, can I get a new one?

TO: Yes, if it's lost you can get a new one.

Me: So you're telling me that if I'm irresponsible and lose it I can get a new one but if I'm being responsible and try to renew early that can't be done.

... I had to leave at that point because I couldn't deal with the woman any more. I happened to 'lose' my licence that afternoon.

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Re: oh, that fabulous insomnia
« Reply #65 on: March 22, 2012, 11:29:26 AM »

What's really a nightmare is going to the local Social Security office.  You're waiting at least an hour, then it depends on who you see for what you're told.  No one is ever on the same page.

I've only been to an actual SS office once -- the time I initially applied. And yes, it was bad plus it was the downtown Brooklyn office so imagine the crowds. I don't know if they do this elsewhere, but my application was coded to be expedited due to HIV so I actually didn't wait as long as I would have otherwise, plus when I applied I looked like a walking corpse so they basically just wanted me out of there.
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Re: oh, that fabulous insomnia
« Reply #66 on: March 22, 2012, 11:39:03 AM »
I've only been to an actual SS office once -- the time I initially applied. And yes, it was bad plus it was the downtown Brooklyn office so imagine the crowds. I don't know if they do this elsewhere, but my application was coded to be expedited due to HIV so I actually didn't wait as long as I would have otherwise, plus when I applied I looked like a walking corpse so they basically just wanted me out of there.

Ive never been to the SS office . I offered to come in when I applied but they were quick to tell me it wasn't necessary LOL . Here in Alabama a little hacking and coughing on the phone with an aids diagnosis goes a long way to cut the red tape . 

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Re: oh, that fabulous insomnia
« Reply #67 on: March 22, 2012, 12:36:13 PM »
I've never been in a SSA office, and didn't have to go in and apply, the county health care services case worker did all of that for me, it took about 3 months before I got my award letter from SSDI but, I had to have that (SSA ICD-9 AIDS diagnosis code) before mine went thur a month prior....
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