Nothing stresses me out more than bureaucracy and dealing with bureaucrats. I always feel a sense of despair when I present a bureaucrat a document that should prove to them the thing they want, but then they reject it because it is not the exact thing that is written in their rules. And it is something that seems to happen over and over in my life. The grief this causes me is a huge productivity loss, because I know that Americans view failure to do paperwork the right way as being a very grave sin, and no one would feel any sympathy for me when I am dealt a draconian and irrational punishment for this sin. So I must focus all my energy on getting the stupid paperwork done, no matter how ridiculously disruptive it will be for me.
My license from my previous state is about to get suspended in a few days (because of another long stupid paperwork story) and today I went to the DMV to get a new one and they barked at me telling me my birth certificate was a photocopy and they would not accept it as proof of citizenship. So now I need to get someone to quickly mail my original to me, before my previous state's license gets suspended. I offered to show the DMV my expired passport as proof of citizenship, but they said no it has to be non-expired. What the hell? Why should a passport have to be non-expired to be proof of citizenship? I fucking hate bureaucracy and its epitome the DMV.
Is it possible to cut out bureaucracy out of your life completely? I would like to live a life with no documents, no paperwork, no verifying. I fucking hate this shit.
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