An old brain hurt from the early years of the Pirate marriage. DH served in the Marines for 5 years and in 2000, he and I got married and as soon as we could, went on base with our marriage certificate to get my dependent ID card that would be needed anytime I came onto the base or shopped in the exchange, or at the hospital for appointments.
Well we decided to use a local bank that was off base and went there armed with money to start up the account, ID's, both military and driver's licenses, and other assorted paperwork, but not our marriage license because it wasn't indicated on the website that we would need it to start up an account. This was also a bank that worked closely with the military branches.
Okay so we get there and the woman says "I'm going to see your marriage license to verify that she is married to you." I hold up my dependent ID card, as you couldn't get one unless you were either the spouse or child of someone in the service. And to prove you were a spouse, you had to show your license as proof. This wasn't good enough, and we pointed out that we didn't know.
We go back home, grab it then come back out to the branch and things went alright but that just broke my brain. A bank that works with military members ought to be familiar enough with their rules to know that if a woman shows a dependent ID card that says "Spouse" on it, they are most definitely married because there was a marriage license to prove that.
We found out months later, when said woman disappeared, that she'd been fired for making people jump through hoops she knew were unnecessary.