Friday, November 30, 2018

Today's Reminder That Primary and Secondary Education Needs Work

Or at least DC governmenrt needs to higher from the top 99% of the graduating classes.  11/30/18 WBIR:
Clarkson, who lives in Las Cruces, and his then-fiancée visited the District of Columbia Courts Marriage Bureau on Nov. 20 to apply for a marriage license.
But, once there, the couple encountered a small problem, Clarkson said. The clerk wouldn't accept Clarkson's driver's license – from New Mexico – as proof of his identity. Rather, the clerk, who mistakenly believed Clarkson was a foreign citizen, said he would have to provide an international passport to get the marriage license.
After Clarkson objected, the clerk went to check with a supervisor, who confirmed Clarkson would need a passport.
"You know you are from flyover country when you are applying for a marriage license, give them your New Mexico driver's license, and they come back and say: 'My supervisor says we cannot accept international driver's licenses. Do you have a New Mexico passport?'" Clarkson posted on Facebook recently.

1 comment:

Jim Horn said...

New Mexico magazine has had an ongoing column for decades about similar snafus:

https://www.newmexico.org/nmmagazine/heart-of-nm/one-of-our-50-is-missing/