Tim Geithner DMV Woes
The DMV experience sucks just as much if you're Tim Geithner.
The DMV experience sucks just as much if you’re Tim Geithner.
lohud.com (“Larchmont’s Tim Geithner, former treasury secretary, finds woes at Yonkers DMV“):
Just hours after the New York Times reported Thursday that he’d turned down President Barack Obama’s offer to succeed Ben Bernanke as Fed chairman, The Journal News spotted a frazzled-looking Geithner at the Department of Motor Vehicles office in Yonkers, trying to switch his Maryland driver’s license and vehicle tags back to his New York address.
Geithner, who helped steer the White House’s response to the financial crisis, has doubtless faced more stressful circumstances, but his Thursday night trip to the DMV was far from smooth sailing.
“We’re having glitches,” said his wife, Carole Geithner, who was waiting patiently on a nearby bench as her husband spoke with the DMV agent.
“Even though we brought every document known to man to do it, the bar code on his license was worn out, so that’s a problem,” she said. “And now, I don’t know why — with one of (the cars), they’re having trouble transferring it.”
But at least the Yonkers DMV was staying open until 7:30 p.m. under a pilot program to test extended hours.
“I would be freaked if it were a five-o’clock closure,” Carole Geithner said around 6 p.m. Thursday.
Her husband wasn’t available to comment.
There’s something refreshingly democratic about a man who held so much power having to deal with the same crap that the rest of us go through. Then again, it’s not obvious to me why changing residences should require this much hassle. In our computerized age, it should be a pretty simple task to update registration records so that the proper municipality can collect its taxes.