Tuesday, May 11, 2010

One last name change

I no longer write a lot about my experiences interacting with people in everyday life as a woman because it's just become such an everyday occurrence, I'm not only used to it, I often don't even think about it anymore.

But I thought I'd share today about my experience at the Department of Motor Vehicles. I had already been to the DMV a month or two ago to change my name on my title and registration for my car but since my name was on my ex-wife's car loan too, I had to get that changed.

I had previously sent hers in to the lender and for a nominal fee, they would work with the DMV to get it changed. Well yesterday, I received a letter from the DOL/DMV saying that the check I had given the lender that they had given to the DOL, bounced. The check was made out for February 20th, 2010 and I closed that joint checking account on April 1, 2010. So apparently it took them too long to get around to cashing it. Anyway, the point is, I had to go back to the DMV to finish getting my name changed on my ex-wife's car's registration. The DOL returned all the paperwork so all I should have to do is go in and pay and they'd get it taken care of.

Well I went in there and handed the paperwork over to the lady and told her I needed to get it taken care of. She read over it a bit and asks "So you're taking J***** off and putting Debra on?" I responded with "Yes, that's pretty much right". She flips through the paperwork trying to figure it out and starts typing on the computer. Then she asks for the mileage on the car and I explain that it's my ex's car so it's not currently in the parking lot and she says well because we're removing him from the registration/title, I need the exact current mileage.

I then explain that it's not really removing so much as a name change. (my name change court order was included in the documents). She is completely confused still and her 2 coworkers explain to her that it's a name change, not a removal and add. She doesn't seem to get it but one of the gals turns to me and asks how I am doing and I tell her, great thanks. She might have remembered me from before.

Well the lady finishes the paperwork and I pay and get everything wrapped up and the lady who's helping me still looks like she is confused and annoyed but her coworker turns to me as I turn to leave, smiles and winks at me and says "have a great day".

I just thought that was amusing, and heartwarming. Amusing that the one lady didn't understand that I used to be J***** and heartwarming that even though the other lady understood, she responded in such a warm and friendly way.

4 comments:

VĂ©ronique said...

Made me smile. :)

Treacle said...

Glad you got things straightened out. People can be so obtuse sometimes.

miss sudha said...

Nothing better than being completely feminine.

Rick Muth said...

Another stepping stone, towards your transformation. I cant wait to see you soar, or your nutterfly wings.

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