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After reading “The Long and Whining Road” (9/10), I couldn’t help but think of Rashomon, one of Japanese director Akira Kurosawa’s greatest movies. The film tells a story from multiple perspectives, presenting viewers with a meditation on how different people interpret the same events in wildly varying ways.

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For my part, all I can say is that my recollection of my experiences with the D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles is much different from the way reporter David Morton depicted them in this article. I am disappointed at the way the article distorts, exaggerates, and misrepresents aspects of my interactions with the DMV staff and with Morton himself.

If there’s one positive side to all this, it’s that I have a better understanding now of what Kurosawa was trying to say.

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