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(WTOP)   District of Columbia drivers' licenses are being revised to read "Washington, D.C.," instead of "District of Columbia" on news that the average Arby's reject who works for TSA doesn't know what "District of Columbia" means   ( wtop.com) divider line
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2017-04-21 01:46:25 PM  
It says "Washington, DC" right down in the address. Are people really that stupid? Wait, yes. Yes, they are.
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2017-04-21 01:53:38 PM  

Walker: It says "Washington, DC" right down in the address. Are people really that stupid? Wait, yes. Yes, they are.
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This gentleman is clearly very pleased to be the proud owner of a driver's license.
 
d23 [BareFark]
2017-04-21 01:54:08 PM  
WTF is wrong with people?
 
2017-04-21 01:54:22 PM  
What are the odds of the guy having the last name Samplecard?
 
2017-04-21 01:54:26 PM  
Oh great, now they're going to get all uppity about wanting to be state.
 
2017-04-21 01:55:09 PM  
Had a TSA person look at my South Carolina DL, and welcome me to the US.

No, she was not being sarcastic.
 
2017-04-21 01:55:32 PM  

mexicymru: Walker: It says "Washington, DC" right down in the address. Are people really that stupid? Wait, yes. Yes, they are.
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This gentleman is clearly very pleased to be the proud owner of a driver's license.


And he donates veterans too.
 
2017-04-21 01:56:10 PM  

blatz514: What are the odds of the guy having the last name Samplecard?


Quite high - the whole of the  Samplecard clan live in the coveted Commodore Joshua Barney Drive area.
 
2017-04-21 01:56:20 PM  

blatz514: What are the odds of the guy having the last name Samplecard?


Some people are just born for specific jobs. It can be wonderful or tragic.  Take my dear friend, Richard Spoogemopper...
 
2017-04-21 01:56:34 PM  

d23: WTF is wrong with people?


They're stupid.  News at 11.
 
2017-04-21 01:57:26 PM  

mexicymru: Walker: It says "Washington, DC" right down in the address. Are people really that stupid? Wait, yes. Yes, they are.
[img.fark.net image 850x536]

This gentleman is clearly very pleased to be the proud owner of a driver's license.


His address is racist.  Plenty of black people listen to the Rolling Stones, and plenty of white people listen to the Commodores.
 
2017-04-21 01:57:59 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Had a TSA person look at my South Carolina DL, and welcome me to the US.

No, she was not being sarcastic.


You were entering the United States from Jesusland.
 
d23 [BareFark]
2017-04-21 01:58:32 PM  
Samplecard?  Wouldn't you change your name?
 
2017-04-21 01:58:38 PM  

mexicymru: blatz514: What are the odds of the guy having the last name Samplecard?

Quite high - the whole of the  Samplecard clan live in the coveted Commodore Joshua Barney Drive area.


The Samplecards can trace their ancestry all the way back to some of the original colonists who arrived aboard the good ship Replica.
 
2017-04-21 01:59:04 PM  
Saw a skirmish erupt when a bartender decided that Puerto Rican driver's licenses weren't good enough.
 
2017-04-21 01:59:27 PM  

bighairyguy: mexicymru: Walker: It says "Washington, DC" right down in the address. Are people really that stupid? Wait, yes. Yes, they are.
[img.fark.net image 850x536]

This gentleman is clearly very pleased to be the proud owner of a driver's license.

And he donates veterans too.


Nobody is willing to endorse him though.
 
2017-04-21 02:00:09 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Had a TSA person look at my South Carolina DL, and welcome me to the US.

No, she was not being sarcastic.


Considering South Carolina was the first state to secede, yeah, that might have been a joke.
 
2017-04-21 02:01:31 PM  
Not gonna be fooled by this fake ID. Everyone knows DC is where superman and batman are from. Now are you going to give us your real I'd or do I need to tase you?
 
2017-04-21 02:02:55 PM  
Now he can tell the TSA he's a veterinarian, and there'd better no playing with sheep on their coffee break.  He's watching them.
 
2017-04-21 02:03:35 PM  
America: The Dumbening.
 
2017-04-21 02:04:34 PM  
Maybe the TSA kept on mistaking the District of Columbia for the country and suspected they were smuggling cocaine, just like the greatest Colombian of them all Marion Barry.
 
2017-04-21 02:04:55 PM  

buckler: America: The Dumbening.


Idiocracy.
Slippery slope is getting lubed.
 
2017-04-21 02:05:11 PM  
Anyone who works in DC should be on the terrorist watch list and no fly list. For all our safety.
 
2017-04-21 02:05:43 PM  
Originally, the state of Washington was going to be named "Colombia", but it was felt that this would cause confusion with the District of Colombia.  So they went with "Washington" instead.
 
2017-04-21 02:06:51 PM  

bighairyguy: mexicymru: Walker: It says "Washington, DC" right down in the address. Are people really that stupid? Wait, yes. Yes, they are.
[img.fark.net image 850x536]

This gentleman is clearly very pleased to be the proud owner of a driver's license.

And he donates veterans too.


Heh, I read that as he's been giving out his organs for a long time.
 
2017-04-21 02:07:49 PM  
Doesn't surprise me, TSA in North Carolina had to call someone over to verify me a couple weeks ago because my ticket said Jim and my drivers license said James, he honestly didn't know...
 
2017-04-21 02:08:01 PM  

Walker: It says "Washington, DC" right down in the address. Are people really that stupid? Wait, yes. Yes, they are.
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Before Chevy Chase bank was eaten up by CapitalOne I'd sometimes get cashiers giving me a hard time about using my debit card or credit card from Chevy Chase Bank when I travelled out of the DC area.

"This isn't even a nice try sir. Who do you think is going to believe there's a bank named after a comedian? There's no way this will work."
"That's the wrong way around. Chevy Chase is a town in Maryland on the DC border. The place came first."
"Come on man... be real."
"Why don't you just run it and let me know, OK?"
/runs card
"Well...... huh.... it worked. Is this a trick?"
"Just give me my lunch and Google it later, would you?"
 
2017-04-21 02:08:23 PM  
I believe it. I stood behind this guy at the DMV who was getting his license renewed. The clerk asked him what state he was born in, he said Maine. You know, pretty much business-as-usual questioning. But I started to get concerned when she kept tapping on the keyboard for an extraordinarily long period of time.

Then she asked, "Where's that at?"

I normally mind my own business but this was too much. I responded with, "That'd be America."

She got really snippy with me and said, "Yeah, I know!" and turned back to the computer and a few taps later she was done.
 
2017-04-21 02:08:26 PM  

Moniker o' Shame: bighairyguy: mexicymru: Walker: It says "Washington, DC" right down in the address. Are people really that stupid? Wait, yes. Yes, they are.
[img.fark.net image 850x536]

This gentleman is clearly very pleased to be the proud owner of a driver's license.

And he donates veterans too.

Nobody is willing to endorse him though.


He does have a lovely signature though. He should ask the teacher who taught him penmanship to endorse him.
 
2017-04-21 02:08:37 PM  
I imagine New 'Mexico' licenses are an issue, too.
 
2017-04-21 02:10:14 PM  
In Ireland, the police noticed that a lot of Polish people caught for traffic violations had the same name. It turns out what the police thought was a name was actually Polish for "Driver's License."
 
2017-04-21 02:11:49 PM  
Which district of Columbia? The District?  That's kinda arrogant.
 
2017-04-21 02:12:34 PM  
I don't like our new Virginia ones compared to the old ones.
 
2017-04-21 02:12:54 PM  
"Wow, a Taco Bell that serves beer! We don't have those back home in DC. I'm going to take some of these $2 bills inside for some glorious food and drink."
 
2017-04-21 02:14:05 PM  

Erebus1954: I imagine New 'Mexico' licenses are an issue, too.


I remember that being an issue for the Atlanta Olympics. They had a presale for tickets for US residents only, but New Mexico was locked out of it for the first couple of days because it wasn't recognized as a state by the people doing the sales.
 
2017-04-21 02:14:46 PM  

vudukungfu: buckler: America: The Dumbening.

Idiocracy.
Slippery slope is getting lubed.


CSB,
I was working for a political fundraiser in D.C. in 1988 and I was calling across the country to get some stuffed shipped there.....
Me: "Yes I'd like to have the 1,500 personalized widgits for the event tables shipped to out office.
Salesgirl: "OK what's the address?"
Me: 1500 "L" Street, Washington D.C. 20015."
Salesgirl: "OK got it. What state is that in?"
Me: "Huh....Washington D.C."
Salesgirl, "Yes sir, I got that part, What state is Washington D.C. in?"
Me: (WTF YGTBSM) Um, that's Washington D.C.. The Nation's Capital...The District of Columbia. Where the PRESIDENT LIVES.
Salesgirl: "So it's not Washington State?"
Me: NO, Washington D.C. D.C Stands for the Distruict of Columbia, where the Federal Government is on the East Coast between Maryland and Virginia!!!"
Salesgirl: "OK, Hold on a minute....(I can hear her calling to someone else in the room....."I can't find this, he says it's not Washington State but it's not a state but it's Washington D.C....I can't find that on the list....."
*mumbling...Oh...I got it....ok....) Yes sir, I've got it, my supervisor showed me. Thanks for you order and you should see if arrive by Fed Ex on Friday.
Me: SMDH...."Great Thanks" *click*
/end SSB
 
2017-04-21 02:15:33 PM  

Erebus1954: I imagine New 'Mexico' licenses are an issue, too.


Only when trying to purchase Olympic Volleyball tickets.
 
2017-04-21 02:16:26 PM  

ChipNASA: vudukungfu: buckler: America: The Dumbening.

Idiocracy.
Slippery slope is getting lubed.

CSB,
I was working for a political fundraiser in D.C. in 1988 and I was calling across the country to get some stuffed shipped there.....
Me: "Yes I'd like to have the 1,500 personalized widgits for the event tables shipped to out office.
Salesgirl: "OK what's the address?"
Me: 1500 "L" Street, Washington D.C. 20015."
Salesgirl: "OK got it. What state is that in?"
Me: "Huh....Washington D.C."
Salesgirl, "Yes sir, I got that part, What state is Washington D.C. in?"
Me: (WTF YGTBSM) Um, that's Washington D.C.. The Nation's Capital...The District of Columbia. Where the PRESIDENT LIVES.
Salesgirl: "So it's not Washington State?"
Me: NO, Washington D.C. D.C Stands for the Distruict of Columbia, where the Federal Government is on the East Coast between Maryland and Virginia!!!"
Salesgirl: "OK, Hold on a minute....(I can hear her calling to someone else in the room....."I can't find this, he says it's not Washington State but it's not a state but it's Washington D.C....I can't find that on the list....."
*mumbling...Oh...I got it....ok....) Yes sir, I've got it, my supervisor showed me. Thanks for you order and you should see if arrive by Fed Ex on Friday.
Me: SMDH...."Great Thanks" *click*
/end SSB


The facepalm required for this would give me brain damage.
 
2017-04-21 02:17:05 PM  
Cue the news articles where people mistake the new licenses for ones issues by Washington State in 3... 2... 1...
 
2017-04-21 02:18:19 PM  

Carn: ChipNASA: vudukungfu: buckler: America: The Dumbening.

Idiocracy.
Slippery slope is getting lubed.

CSB,
I was working for a political fundraiser in D.C. in 1988 and I was calling across the country to get some stuffed shipped there.....
Me: "Yes I'd like to have the 1,500 personalized widgits for the event tables shipped to out office.
Salesgirl: "OK what's the address?"
Me: 1500 "L" Street, Washington D.C. 20015."
Salesgirl: "OK got it. What state is that in?"
Me: "Huh....Washington D.C."
Salesgirl, "Yes sir, I got that part, What state is Washington D.C. in?"
Me: (WTF YGTBSM) Um, that's Washington D.C.. The Nation's Capital...The District of Columbia. Where the PRESIDENT LIVES.
Salesgirl: "So it's not Washington State?"
Me: NO, Washington D.C. D.C Stands for the Distruict of Columbia, where the Federal Government is on the East Coast between Maryland and Virginia!!!"
Salesgirl: "OK, Hold on a minute....(I can hear her calling to someone else in the room....."I can't find this, he says it's not Washington State but it's not a state but it's Washington D.C....I can't find that on the list....."
*mumbling...Oh...I got it....ok....) Yes sir, I've got it, my supervisor showed me. Thanks for you order and you should see if arrive by Fed Ex on Friday.
Me: SMDH...."Great Thanks" *click*
/end SSB

The facepalm required for this would give me brain damage.


My eyes rolled so far back in my head, I could see my own brain stem.
 
2017-04-21 02:18:46 PM  
Instead of firing and/or educating dumb people, you make it easier for them to remain in positions or authority. Dear US, you are making it really easy for dumb people to never discover that they are dumb.

"Existing licenses will be valid until they expire "
Yes, this is usually true
 
2017-04-21 02:21:18 PM  

capt.hollister: Instead of firing and/or educating dumb people, you make it easier for them to remain in positions or authority. Dear US, you are making it really easy for dumb people to never discover that they are dumb.

"Existing licenses will be valid until they expire "
Yes, this is usually true


I do not think people working at concession stands are in authority over much.
 
2017-04-21 02:21:58 PM  
Officer, "So, where you from son?"

Driver, "Philadelphia."

Officer, "Is that so?  THEN WHY DOES YOU LICENSE PLATE SAY PENNSYLVANIA?"
 
2017-04-21 02:23:47 PM  
Here is the story of Ireland's Worst Driver.
 
2017-04-21 02:24:49 PM  

Walker: It says "Washington, DC" right down in the address. Are people really that stupid? Wait, yes. Yes, they are.
[img.fark.net image 850x536]


Am I too geeky for wanting to live on "64 Commodore Joshua Barney Drive"?
 
2017-04-21 02:25:04 PM  

Chris Ween: Officer, "So, where you from son?"

Driver, "Philadelphia."

Officer, "Is that so?  THEN WHY DOES YOU LICENSE PLATE SAY PENNSYLVANIA?"


Driver, Philadelphia is the capital city of the great state of Pennsylvania
Officer, You're free to go
 
2017-04-21 02:26:42 PM  

d23: WTF is wrong with people?


'murica!
 
2017-04-21 02:28:28 PM  
Does anyone else think it's hilarious that the slogan on DC license plates says "Taxation without representation"? Sounds pretty fatalistic.
 
2017-04-21 02:28:35 PM  
A further dumbing of America. Let's lower our standards because people are too damn lazy to learn US geography. (Everyone knows the District of Columbia is Florida, dumbass!)
 
2017-04-21 02:29:20 PM  

vudukungfu: buckler: America: The Dumbening.

Idiocracy.
Slippery slope is getting lubed.


fark, at this rate we will aspire to become Idiocracy....
 
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