Ah, the DMV.
We took DD, aged 15, there recently, to get her learner's permit. We had all the legal stuff, checked the list on-line, and off we went.
They did not like her personal bank statement as proof of residence, nor her school grade card with her address, nor a piece of college recruitment mail, as proof of address. The lady actually asked, "Don't you have a water or electric bill in her name?"
(How many minors receive family household bills in their name?)
She finally agreed what we had was ok.
But wait, there's more!
She is a summer b-day, so we were careful that the VoE (Verification of Enrollment) form was good for the summer, with her late July b-day. If it is done in June and July, the form says it is good for 90 days from issuance.
What is does NOT say is, "valid 90 days from issuance, unless school has begun again and it is August/September, then you need to go back and get another form." Never mind that our private school started later. Never mind that we had a paid tuition bill for the upcoming semester.
The supervisor would not accept the form, saying that we were reading words into the "valid 90 days from issuance."
But there were no other words to be read!
We were actually told that in August, we were out of luck.
I guess any student wanting a permit is August is out of luck?!?!
I was not yet ready for her to start driving, so I did not mind that my baby did get her permit that day, but it was frustratingly crazy.