A woman with no identity

Now it's finally safe to confess that I've had no identity for the last two years. My old identity card expired in 2011..., and since then, I was in the impossibility to change it for a new one. The number of people waiting in line like cattle, in front of the administrative offices is overwhelming. They wake up at 3 a.m to get a place in line and secure their chance to receive an application. I've done that twice, woke up like a moron at 4 a.m and groped around in the dark along with other sleepy people, yawning our heart out and having breakfast on the hood of the car. Twice I failed to receive an application (they only offer 150 a day) and returned home just as unidentifiable as before. It's true, I have my driver's licence, but when I went to the bank to get a new credit card, they refused to accept it and required the friggin' identity card. I pretended I left in the car and never returned. Monday I woke up at 3 a.m again and this time, after 7 hours of waiting in line, I filled the bloody application but, not before the guy at the office, reprimanded me for the delay. I looked at him and, for a moment, I thought of sticking my pen in his eye socket, but I was so damn tired that I let it go. So, a few more days and I shall finally have a new identity card, I've never thought I'd ever say that, but I am damn happy. What about you, have you ever defied the system? Please say yes...
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19 comments:

Tamago said...

Oh my gosh, how frustrating! They should improve their system to be more efficient. After all the hard time to get application and unreasonable reprimand, I can understand you are happy to have the identity card coming :-)

Grace said...

I take it they are not yet operating in the 21st Century wherein renewals can be done on-line or AT LEAST BY MAIL.

If everyone in the country is required to have an identity card then the applications for such should be 'on demand'

The USA is a screwed up bureaucratic mess but we can do almost everything by mail or on-line (except take a driver's test LOL)

unikorna said...

Hehe ...Grace....I live in another world :)))

Annalisa Crawford said...

Nothing would get me out of bed at 3am! It does seem a frustrating system though.

Launna said...

Oh my goodness Petronela that is foolish... I will never complain again for the 30-45 minute wait I have... ;)

Elephant's Child said...

How truly frustrating. I am glad that you can reclaim your identity (at last). And of course I have bucked the system. Have bucked and will buck.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I do appreciate it, and figured I'd return the favor. Nice to meet you!

You've known who you are all along, but it's nice to know you'll soon be able to prove it to the powers that be, as well. Have I ever bucked the system? Ah, well, that is entirely possible...

Judith said...

I'm usually too lazy to buck the system. They make everything so easy here, I can't really complain.

Joyce Lansky said...

Identity cards are so over rated. I have one, but it's not me in the picture. Some fat, old lady keeps jumping in front of me when I look in the mirror and even popped up on my driver's license photo.

http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

Linda R said...

Well that sounds like a crazy system if you ask me. So glad to hear you were able to get your ID card. I do hate the wait here but its not as bad as it used to be. You can do a lot on the internet now..

Thanks so much for your kind comment on my blog. I do love my sweet kitty.

Hugs~

Alida said...

It sounds a bit of a messy system just like the Italian one! I know about these types of frustrations and I can imagine your anger! It should't be like that though just for and ID card. Well at least you got it now..phew!:-)

klahanie said...

Oh my, what an exercise in bureaucracy and frustration. Good to know you are about to exist again :)

I always defy the system. And when it comes to the blogging world, I'm an anarchic rebel!

A peaceful Sunday to you, um, what's her name, oh yeah, Petronela :)

Hugs,

Gary

Tania F Walsh said...

That does not sound like fun... you poor thing. No one should wake up at 3am.. so glad you've finally got it fixed:)

Mynx said...

We are lucky not to have to need ID cards although sometimes I think they would make things easier at times. Our drivers license is considered satisfactory in a majority of situations.
I cant believe they cap the number or applications each day. No wonder you took so long to sort yours

Old Kitty said...

Hello you beautiful creature and to your most ethereal blog!!!

Glad you got your identity back in writing and done up all official. I hope you don't have to do this again for a long time if not forever. :-(

May you continue to flit and frolic freely! Take care
x

L.G. Smith said...

Oh, it is just as unbearable here. You stand in line for hours waiting for the department of motor vehicles to herd the people through the line. And the workers are so slow and irritable, everyone ends up in a bad mood. Fortunately I was able to renew my driver's license online this year. Best. Idea. Ever!!

Glad you are once again recognized as a human being by your ID card. :P

Shaharoh said...

That is so lame that you need an ID card for the bank! Your license is your ID card. What idiots! Tell them to suck a hole:) xoxo

Dixie said...

Yes. My license needs the change of address... having moved almost two years ago, oops! I hate the hassles and lines! Good for you, dar'ling.

Petula Wright said...

I wish I was there I would have stabbed him in the eye for you. Ugh! What a difficult system for that.

Oh, I defy all the time. My defiance is a little more tame now that I have children - and so many of them HA! - but anything that is stupid, makes me jump through hoops, is irrational or takes too much time gets my defiance. For instance, when I moved to GA they said you had to get a GA license or ID and change the tags on your car within 30 days or something like that.

Whatever! Neither had expired yet so I was in no rush especially when I have to pay for it. That's one of my tamer moments - passive aggressive, huh? LOL

I'm glad you've finally gotten your identity. (Oh, let me know if you want me to stab the bank people in the eye too! LOL)

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