I came home today and my mother was all excited to tell me this wonderful story, about my grandfather.
So, my grandfather is 65 and has applied for Medicare. When he received his card, it said "female" on it. So my grandfather went over to the medicare office, and was like "Umm... There's been a mistake, I'm male."
The great government bureaucrat said "There is no mistake, your SS# is filed as female, if you have a problem, you must go to the Social Security office."
My grandfather went on his merry way to the main SS office in Manhattan and was like "Dude, I'm male!"
The SS office looked him up and was like "Sir, there is no mistake it says you're female, and you're also not a legal resident of the United States."
My grandfather, who has been living here for almost 30 years, and has been a citizen for at least 20, showed them his Drivers License and his passport. He was like "I'm a citizen, how could I not be a legal resident?"
So they sent him to some other office, where everything was supposedly straightened out. In the meantime, they checked out my grandma, and she's legal, as well as female :-).
In the meantime, I propose Gov. Patterson tax the stupid people. This way, either one of two things happen
1- People feel the burden of the tax and stop being stupid (which may not help the NY budget, but will help benefit society)
2- NY will prosper, with a never-ending supply of money. Then other states will follow. Once we get hick states, that's it... the US will never have to worry about financial issues.