posted on Dec, 29 2010 @ 11:59 PM
I also just remembered an incident that I PERSONALLY experienced. Just remembering it pisses me off to no end. I got a notice in the mail saying that
my drivers license had been suspended for failure to pay a traffic ticket. I had not gotten any traffic ticket, so I went to the courthouse to get the
situation cleared up. They pulled up my info on the computer, and it was someone with my name, but a different drivers license number, address, etc.
In other words, mistaken identity and a computer glitch which somehow transposed someone else's info into my records. The computer showed that the
other guy had gotten a ticket, not showed up in court, didn't pay the fine, etc. Until they finally suspended his license, but by a COMPUTER GLITCH,
for some reason they suspended MY license. The only connection between me and him was we had the same first and last name.
It was obvious it was an error and they admitted so, but get this...they still wanted me to pay the fine and a fee to get my license un-suspended!!! I
was amazed and in shock, let this sink in now...they knew I had done nothing wrong, and it was a computer error, but they still said I had to pay the
fine or my license would remain suspended, and then a warrant would be issued for my arrest!
I demanded to see a supervisor, and I got them to "waive" the fine (THAT WASN'T EVEN MY FINE!), but they still demanded that I pay the fee to get a
license un-suspended ($120). I demanded to know why I had to pay a fee for something that I did not incur, and they said BECAUSE THE COMPUTER WON'T
LET US REINSTATE YOUR LICENSE UNLESS WE PROCESS THE PAYMENT. I was furious. I said, let me get this straight, the process to un-suspend my license is
controlled by the computer, and you literally cannot un-suspend my license without entering that I made a payment? That's right, they said! No
override? I asked? No, we have to put in a dollar amount. I said well just put in that I paid it then! They said that they can't do that because it
will cause the end of day transactions to come out wrong. I said JUST PUT IN THAT I PAID 0.00 then!
At this point I was so angry that I was shouting. Some big-hatted sheriff came over and asked what the problem was. As calmly as I could I explained
to him that a computer glitch had suspended my license, and that I was being told to pay $120 to un-suspend it, which I felt like I certainly should
not have to pay. After explaining everything to the Sheriff, he looks at me and says "Son, are you telling me that you DROVE here with a suspended
license, knowingly?". After listening to my story his only concern was trying to find a reason to arrest me! I was so angry that I literally had to
just turn around and count to 10, because I was about to tell all of them to f# off.
I decided it was a waste of time to try and talk sense into these idiots, who although knew exactly what the problem was, refused to have any humanity
and override the computer. I said FINE and swiped my credit card, verified that my license was now restored, and left. I kept saying to myself, I
can't believe those assholes forced me to pay $120 for something I didn't do. I was so angry at "the system" that I felt like if I had access to a
bulldozer I would raze the entire building. I don't know what is more sad, that my last sentence alone could get me on a terrorist watch list, or
that I still feel so much anger when remembering that day.