I handed over my photo i.d. and the feeb behind the counter began to enter information into her computer.
She verified my address and the only other question she asked was:
What is your marital status?
I asked her why she would need to know that and she looked blankly at me and said
'The computer needs to know'.
She said this without irony or interest.
I answered with confusion.
She gave me the card.
I shook my head.