Only to be cock-blocked by the school requiring a social security card. I don't even know how that's legal, but what ev. So Minion 1 was totally unprepared to stay, but being the loving, supportive mom that I am, I was all, "Tough shit, sit and do work."
I went home, knowing we did not have a soc card for M1 anymore- at least, not anywhere I'd be able to find it at. So I logged on, checked out what was needed, and shit myself sideways. If you are over the age of 12, you need to be present to get a soc card. I, as her loving, supportive mom, can't do it. SHE has to. WTF. AND, with a photo ID no older than a year old.
As she's 15, no drivers license.
As she's at a small school, no school ID.
As she's not a criminal, no prison ID.
I went back and got her, only an hour after she showed up, and made her dig out her school ID from last year. I'm personally amazed that she found it, because this? Has nothing on her room.
Low and behold, she found it, so we were off. Discounting the jackass who came about 3" from driving straight into the passenger's side of our car when he pulled out of a driveway, we made it there safe and sound.
Then, we walked in.
We went in, and got signed in, then went to sit down. They had a different sort of system there. When you sign in, you tell the computer what you are there for, and it assigns you a specific letter and number combo based on what you need. That way, they can speed through the people who only have a small problem, and slow down the people who are gonna need an hour of one on one time to sort shit out.
Luckily for us, ours was a speedy one.
On the wall in front of us was a TV, showing ad's for Social Security- in English AND Spanish. Yay! It also showed which numbers they were on for each of the four letters (A-D). They were on A15 when we walked in, and we were A19. As a side note, they were on C204 for almost the entire time we were there, before calling the next number. B didn't move at all.
So we sit and wait for Social Security Bingo to call on us, and start acting... well, like ourselves. We like to compare ourselves to the Gilmore Girls, if you've ever seen the show. We roll with each other's punches, and make almost any situation fun.
I happen to notice an AD on the tv that said blah, blah, blah, No Guns, No Violence, No Weapons, No Eating, No Drinking, No Smoking, No Photos, No Video, No Disturbances! You will be Fined, Arrested, And/Or Banned!
....Banned? From what? The building? From Social Security? I was perplexed, but told M1 not to do anything horrible, or she would be BANNED, and have to use the SS website for the REST of her LIFE.
Then I started thinking. And noticing the signs all around us. No Eating, No Drinking, No Smoking.
RIGHT over top of the water fountain? A No Eating, No Drinking, No Smoking sign. No drinking? Over a drinking fountain? I think perhaps they're just confused over what exactly a drinking fountain is. M1 told me to take a drink. I was all, NO WAY! There's a security guard!! Sure, he was 95, and blind as a bat, but STILL!
We kept trying to get the other one to be a rebel and take a drink, but finally, we were called back. I got up, and started walking around trying to find this mysterious Window 6 (there were only 5 windows... wth??), while M1 apparently ducked off, drank from the forbidden drinking fountain, then took off running after me.
Had the guard NOT been 95 and blind, I think I'd be typing up a whole different ending to this for ya'll. There's probably a warrant out for our Fine, Arrest, and/or Banning.
I can't take her ANYWHERE.