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Me: (heads down to the Registry of Motor Vehicles to get some veteran's plates)
RMV Wait Estimator: (estimates 37 minute wait)
Me: (waits 40 minutes)
Nice Registry Lady: (calls me to window)
Me: I'd like veteran's plates for my car.
Me: (hands over registration application and DD-214)
NRL: (does some paperwork)
NRL: Would you like the plate with the American flag, or would you like the one with the sticker for your branch of service?
Me: The one with the branch of service, please. I'd like the Navy stickers.
NRL: (does some more paperwork)
NRL: (goes off to get plates)
NRL: (returns with plates and Marine Corps stickers)
Me: I'm sorry, but these are the wrong stickers. These are Marine Corps stickers, and I was in the Navy.
NRL: (points to top of stickers) They say "Department of the Navy" right along the top.
Me: (points to bottom of stickers) But they also say "United States Marine Corps" right along the bottom.

The Nice Registry Lady did in fact get me my Navy stickers. But it was an amusing moment.


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Sep. 1st, 2010 01:04 am (UTC)
*peals of laughter*
Sep. 1st, 2010 01:30 am (UTC)
You were obviously the first person from either branch to show up at her window.
Sep. 1st, 2010 01:34 am (UTC)
I'm pretty sure she normally did license renewals. Her window was one of the ones with the eye-exam machine and the digital camera.
Sep. 1st, 2010 01:36 am (UTC)
Ah yes.
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