I had a lovely reminder why I left new mexico today. Had to deal a bit with fidelity, who informed me that LANL has not set my status to "not working here for at least 5 years" yet. Then spoke with a lovely girl who took half an hour to record my address. Back to fidelity, there were 3 errors in the meticulously spelled address.
"I'm sorry sir, it will be a 10 day freeze on your account if we update your address from here"
Fuck that shit. The US is just about equal to communist Bulge-area in terms of bureaucracy at all levels.