I called the Californai Department of Motor Vehicles this morning.
Ring, ring, ring.
DMV voice mail. Press 1 for English. Press 1 - 17 for this, that, and the other thing. If, after listening to all 17 choices you still have questions, please press 0 for an operater. Please do not press 0 unless you have listened to all 17 choices.
DMV: DMV, can I help you?
Me: Hello, I just wanted to make sure that when I FLY down there to get my California ID, that I have all the correct documents.
CA DMV Lady: Yes, go on.
Me: Because last time I FLEW down there with ...
A voice talking but it sounded far away...
Me: I'm sorry, what did you say?
CA DMV Lady: I didn't say anything, ma'am.
Me: Oh, I heard someone talking.
Me: I flew down there a couple of months ago to get a CA ID, but couldn't because it wasn't a state certified copy from the state of my birth.
Me: So I just wanted to make sure when.... hello?
CA DMV Lady: yes, go on, you wanted to make sure what (in a very tight, clipped voice you dumb moron voice)
Me: That the certified copy is really ALL I need to get my ID, so I don't waste another plane ticket.
CA DMV Lady: Yes, that's what you need, plus a current ID from the state where you are at now.
Me: Okay thanks. Just to let you know, the website doesn't say "Certified Copy"...
CA DMV Bitch: Yes, it does. You wouldn't expect us to accept a photo copy or a copy machine copy of your birth certificate, would you?
Me: Umm no. I didn't have a copy. I had my original birth certificate with the foot prints on it. The website - all it says is "birth certificate".
Me: Also, just now listening to all the options when calling, it says the price of an ID is $26.00. On the website it says it's $21.00.
I wonder at what point she hung up at me?
12th call to the San Francisco Housing Authority:
Ring ring ring
SFHA Voice Mail: You have reached the San Francisco Housing Authority. Blah blah blah. If you would like to apply for housing, drop by the office at 440 Turk Street between the hours of 8:30am to 5pm. If you know the extension of your intake worker, please dial it now. If you need to reschedule your intake appointment, leave your name, number, and social security number. We check these messages periodically. Thank you and have a good day.
Me: Hi, this is Laurie McShadow, my number is 1-F R U - S T R - A T E D. My social is CLL - ME - BACK. I haven't received a response from my last message left that I needed to reschedule my intake appointment. I am flying down there and will be in your office on Tuesday, December 5th. I will happily drop in at 440 Turk Street and wait as long as I have to. I'm looking forward to talking to a real person. Thank you very much.
Gee. Can't wait to move.