DoE

After waiting over a month for my fingerprints to be cleared I finally decided to call them to see what was going on. Two phone calls later I discover that my prints are not in the system, despite paying $115.00 and having no criminal convictions, a trip to HQ was needed. Here's the last 90 seconds of my delightful experience at the DoE HQ.

DoE:

So... Let me explain this to you slowly.

Elfie:

*nods*

DoE:

There was nothing wrong with your prints, they weren't lost or anything.

Elfie:

Uh huh.

DoE:

The issue was that our system simply got confused because your SSN started with an 8.

Elfie:

*worried, thinking that it might have to do with my status in the US* So... I can't be fingerprinted?

DoE:

Oh no! It's just that most people's SSN starts with zeros, or a lower number, and our system has never had someone with a SSN starting at such a high number so it didn't register.

Elfie:

*is your system a freaking two year old?* So now what?

DoE:

We are slowly updating the system but we will register you in manually.

Elfie:

Thanks.
Come on DoE! It's 2012, we're 12 years past Y2K, get your act together!
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