• Nick Sorrentino

D.C. Agency Is Sorry Its Staff Didn't Know New Mexico Is a State

Here's one bit of advice that you can hold onto and I promise it will serve you well. Never EVER get entangled in any way with Washington DC local government. Never park on the street. (Trust me on this a ticket, somehow, some way will find it's way under your windshield wiper.) Lord help you if you try to business in the District. If you want to get married, well you might have to explain that New Mexico is a state.

(From Reason)
Earlier this month, Gavin and Marina Clarkson were trying to apply for a marriage license in D.C., where Marina lives. But they ran into trouble when several employees forgot (or maybe didn't know in the first place) that New Mexico is a state, not a foreign country.
"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?'" Gavin posted to Facebook on November 20. "They went back to a supervisor to check if New Mexico was a state ... TWICE!"

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