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Monday, July 5, 2010

Temporary Visitor~

So if you read this blog you probably know that I moved down south. Anyways, I recently changed my license plate and my drivers license to that of the State I'm in. My driver's license came back and I was amused and pained to see that it was a vertical license!Yikes! Vertical License with Temporary Visitor stamped in red and also includes the date when your legal status will expire! Do I even need a passport anymore? lol...

People were outraged by the laws of Arizona but the silent ones in Texas are equally if not more outrageous! Another reminder that I do not belong in this place and will therefore be treated like a second class citizen everywhere I go. I have started bracing myself for the questions to follow whenever anyone asks me about my license. Recently, when I was in Michigan, a sales associate asked how my stay in the States was going so far. Temporary Visitor after living on this land for freaking 8 years? How long did it take 'em to get rid of the American Indians who were occupying the place before they took over? mmmcheeewww...lol

It is apparently supposed to help stop terrorism and illegal immigration but who told these people that the target group will be deterred? I am just sick of answering these stupid questions about where I am from. I guess my consolation is that next time anyone asks me where I am from again, the answer will be "the little country that kicked your behinds outta the world cup 2 times in a row"...lol... Can you tell I'm bitter? Just hormones I tell you, hormones!

10 comments:

yankeenaijababe said...

OMG! That would be the perfect answer for real, I wish my mind could think like that.

Hang in tight girl, don't let it get to you but why do people even ask those dumb questions sef

Myne Whitman said...

I almost asked if you lived in Arizona. I didn't know they had such laws in Texas too. Hmmm...

How are you dear?

Tetekai said...

I am with you about telling them our country kicked them out of the world cup, just make sure you have a club with you when you do to fend of any attacks.
p.s. let no sticker pull you down. Ayekoo!!

Anonymous said...

Please PLEASE PUHLEEEEZE do it when they ask you next time. Nonsense.

Maxine said...

@YNC-I'm hanging in there for real :)

@Myne- haha...nope that's TX for you! The lone star state. I'm telling it's like a country within a country!

@Tetekai- haha...I'll be sure I have back up:P

@Anonymous- I know right! Who even sent me ooo? ahahaha

maxine g said...

When I was in grad school in Florida, I had to renew my license every year b'cos the DMV only gave non citizen one year valid license. so it has to be renewed every year no matter how long u have been in the state or how long u will be in Florida. it was a hustle going to the DMV year after year n I hated those big red temporary visitor on the license. I could not rent a car b'cos I had a temporary visitor on my license, I was embarrassed. It might be different situation with permanent residents living in Florida. I feel your pain.

Maxine said...

@Maxine G- wow, for real? You could not rent a car? That's tough!

maxine g said...

@ Maxine.... yep i could not rent a car n it was stupid cuz I knew someone who had the temporary visitor thing n he had rented a car before. I told the rental guy n he said they r not suppose to do that blah blah blah. lucky I had a friend with me from out of state that rented the car.

Ghana_Hall_of_Shame said...

That is kinda cold!
People that don't need to know your business will be all in it when you flash the vertical license.

Mike

Maxine said...

@Mike-Exactly! Everyoe and their grandma will be all up in your ish!...Yuck!