I have had a Kafka like experience with Department of motor vehicles. I passed the written and behind the wheel test five months ago and the drivers license was to arrive in four to six weeks. Two months passed and I received a letter saying that they needed some more paper work they had not received yet. I went to DMV office with out the letter. They had no idea what information they were missing. So I went back to get the letter and went back to the 30 minute line. Apparently they had forgot to send a copy of my passport and the license should arrive in four to six weeks.
Two months later the card had not come and I called the DMV and asked about the delay. I waited 15 minutes on the phone just to get told to go to DMV office. So I went and waited another 30 minutes. Guess what happens finally when I reach the counter.... They told me to call a DMV number.
Unfortunately my mobile didn't work inside the building (crappy network) so I had to make the call from the parking lot. The DMV person on the phone said that the database was not showing that I had passed the test. SAY WHAT! It did show that I had passed the vision test but no other test were visible. I should go the DMV office and ask them to release the info. This is the same organization that sends me the letter saying that my license is pending because of some paper work.
I went back inside the office and told the lady behind the counter what her colleague had just told me. She said that "He must be lying. If he can see that you have passed the vision test then the rest of the test should be there too". She issued me another interim license and told me to.... drum roll....I am sure you know the drill by now.... call back the number if the license doesn't arrive before mid September.
I feel like broken telephone. Why cant the lady in the office call the DMV number and sort the whole thing out? Is this some ritual where they pick every one hundreth foreigner. Ha haa, lets bounce this guy from counter to counter. Maybe there could a business opportunity for database consulting with DMV. You just gotta love all the red tape...