Monday, February 25, 2013
You know that Progresso Soup commercial where all these women call on the and say "It fits!" get a high five and celebrate with the Progresso ladies but that one woman says it to a guy and he's clueless? She then says, "Is there a woman I can talk to?"
Well, my friends, THAT is the key to getting a new driver's license photo. Talk to a woman. And pay another $26.50.
I got my license in the mail and if I thought it was bad in black and white, techno color is a whole other level. So I picked up the phone and called the DMV and explained my issue to the nice lady on the phone. She said, "Honey, grab your checkbook and get another!"
I went back to the DMV, checkbook in hand, and confidently walked in the door and faced ... a wall of male clerks.
I decided to take a chance, hoping that I got the guy with the long hair in a ponytail (it was close to 'lady'), and took a number. As my luck goes, I got one of the other guys. I walked up, handed him the license, and with an air of complete confidence...begged him to let me retake the photo. I was almost ready to offer baked good when he looked at the photo and said - "oh my."
It wasn't 'honey grab your checkbook' but it was good enough. I found a man with a heart. Not only did he let me get a new picture, he took 3 until he got one that wasn't horrible/embarrassing/scary/(i
nsert adjective here).
And he gave me the old one back - saying "I'm really sorry they let you leave with ... that." (Ok - saying "that" was a little harsh.) My husband is thrilled that they let me keep it - like it is some kind of badge of horrendousness that must be kept for posterity. He actually wants me to give it to him so - as he puts it - when he's feeling crappy at work he can take it out and laugh. (Yeah - like that will happen.)
I still haven't gotten the new one, but I am now sporting 4 versions in my wallet:
Old name license - Surprised face.
Black and White - Jabba the Hut.
Certified Jabba the Hut.
Black and White - New passable license.
They are like emotion flashcards!