The System's Broken

By: wagardner

February 07, 2016 at 01:27:46am

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Motorcycles are a great way of getting around. They're fun, versatile, and fast (not necessarily in a speed sense but rather in the sense that they can get places cars can't). We all know this here on GR. I mentioned in a post yesterday that my wife and I are now owners of a 2011 Kawasaki Ninja 650R. It's a great bike. While it needs some aftermarket parts, it's overall pretty perfect how it came.

I've always been a fanboy of the Ninja. I don't really even know why. I suppose it's an overall comfortable bike, powerful (not the most), etc. Yet, is there such a thing as too much of a good thing? I think there might be. Over the past two days, I've experienced this bike a lot.

My wife and I have been darting back and forth on our Ninja, attempting to get together several papers for her immigration process to the US. We thought yesterday's happenings were bad (having to make several unsuccessful trips to different businesses and agencies), but we had no idea what we were talking about. Today we found out just how awful things could really get.

We started early, making sure to leave the apartment before anything could open. We arrived at the municipal building in our town in order to pick up what's called a Boleto de Ornato... or in English, "City Maintenance and Beautification Fee." It's basically a receipt that one must keep with them at all times, proving that they've paid their annual fee for being a person in a town in Guatemala. Just about every legal document that one can possibly request REQUIRES this document. Thankfully, we walked in and walked out in about ten minutes.

After this, we had to head into Antigua (a neighboring town) in order to visit a designated bank that accepts payment for government documents. That's right. The government of Guatemala does not accept payments at any of their establishments. You MUST pay at a designated bank and show your payment receipt at the time of solicitation of your documents. Thankfully, again, this only took about fifteen minutes.

Then came the hard part. We had to visit the police station where we would receive my wife's documents. We knew that there was almost always a long line, so we came prepared. Sure enough, as we arrived at the police station... WAIT! There was no line! Overjoyed, we rushed in, grinning at the thought of finishing our work hours before we had planned to be done.

We were so very wrong.

The woman working the desk took my wife's ID and the documents we had collected, typed in something on her computer, and shook her head. "Your wife's married name isn't in our system." She said.

Oh no.

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