Whoop! Whoop! I got a NEW Driver's License

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!
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    1945 days ago
    Too funny- amazing that the guy even understood the picture was no good.
    Too bad they made you pay for the retake, but still better then living with an unacceptable ID.
    I'm not sure I would let my husband have the unaaceptable one- no telling what kind of blackmail could be used against you with that in his possesion.
    1945 days ago
    I'm sure you are not the first person to make this request! Glad you have a passable picture...that's how I feel about the one I just got.
    1945 days ago
    Have to laugh as really understand what you have gone through with this. I so dreaded getting my passport last summer for that same reason but had the nicest lady who took several photos and then let me pick my favorite. Bless these people who feel our pain. emoticon
    1945 days ago
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