Unfiltered Story #155584

, , , | | Unfiltered | June 30, 2019

(I work at a Department of Licensing office, where we are required to check ID for pretty much everything. This woman comes in wanting to renew her license plate tabs, and I ask for ID, this is the conversation that ensues.)

Customer: *hands me a credit card with a photo on it.*

Me: “I’m sorry ma’am, I need a photo ID card to do this for you.

Customer: “That is a photo ID. It has my photo, it has my name, its a photo ID.”

Me: “I’m sorry, this is a credit card, not a legal ID card, I can’t accept it. Do you have a state ID, military ID, or passport? Any of those are acceptable.”

Customer: “That is an ID, it has my photo and it has my name, it’s an ID. Just give me my stickers.”

Me: “I’m sorry, I can’t without photo ID. State, military and passport are the only ones that qualify.”

Customer: “This is ridiculous, this has my name, it has my picture, why won’t you take it?!”

Me: “Because they would fire me. That is not a photo ID, it’s a credit card. I can’t accept it as ID. Please come back with a drivers license, state ID or passport.”

(the customer leaves in a huff, gets into her car and drives away. The next person in line steps up to me.)

Customer #2: “Sooo, if she doesn’t have her drivers license with her… but she drove here?”

Me: “Yep! Happens all the time.”

They Come In And Mope(d) Around

, , | Working | January 16, 2019

(I’m at the local DMV transferring the title of a moped I just bought. While this is my first moped, I’ve done my research and know that this particular vehicle is, indeed, a moped which means I don’t need a motorcycle license. But in the middle of the paperwork, this happens.)

Employee: “Is this a moped or a motorcycle?”

Me: “It’s a moped.”

Employee: “I don’t know… I think this is supposed to be a motorcycle.”

Me: “No, it’s a moped. You can even see here on the title that it’s a moped.”

Employee: “How big is the engine?”

Me: “50 ccs.”

Employee: “Yeah, I think it’s 50 ccs is a motorcycle.”

Me: “No, it’s 50 ccs and below.”

Employee: “Let me check.”

(He calls over his manager and he tells him the issue.)

Manager: “How big is the engine?”

Me: “50 ccs. It has a top speed of 30 mph. It’s a moped.”

Manager: “No, I think that’s a motorcycle. You’ll have to register it as a motorcycle.”

Me: *baffled* “Fine.”

(I finished the paperwork registering the vehicle as a motorcycle and took home my new plates. About a week later, I got a letter in the mail. I needed to come back into the DMV because the vehicle I’d registered as a motorcycle should have been classified as a moped. Thankfully, they didn’t make me pay for their error.)

Car Accidents Are A Numbers Game

, , , , , | Working | October 29, 2018

(Overheard as I am getting my ID:)

Lady: “ABC03F–“

Worker: “The eye test doesn’t have any numbers.”

Lady: “Oh, okay. ABC03–“

Worker: “No numbers, just letters.”

Lady: “Oh, okay. ABCD3F–“

Worker: “Letters only.”

Lady: *tries a few more times but fails*

Worker: “I’m sorry, but I have to deny your license renewal until you can talk to your eye doctor. If he clears you, you can drive. Just have him sign this form for me.”

Lady: *leaves*

Worker: *to fellow worker* “I tried to give her a chance. I really wanted her to pass it…”

(Now I know why there are so many accidents around here!)

Waiting At The DMV Can Seem Like Years

, , , | Working | June 21, 2018

(I’m getting my license.)

DMV Clerk: “And you’re 17, right?”

Me: “Yep!”

(Less than two minutes later…)

Same DMV Clerk: “And you’re 17, right?”

Me: “No, I celebrated my birthday thirty seconds ago. I’m 18 now.”

Mind-Numbing Information

, , , | | Right | May 22, 2018

(In our state, some drivers are asked to retake the driving test if they have certain medical conditions that may affect their ability to operate a motor vehicle. I am one of the examiners who does the driving test portion, but we have nothing to do with the medical portion, and we can’t ask about it. Sometimes customers tell you what happened to them. This is what one lady says in the middle of her test:)

Customer: “Yeah, I have to take this test because one day I was driving and my arms went numb.”

Me: “…”

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