6/20/2007

tuesday june 19

today i had to renew my driver's license. for weeks, i'd been putting it off, primarily out of laziness, but secondarily because i was concerned about the new photograph that would serve as my primary identification for the next five years. when i finally went, i settled on a plain, non-committal white t-shirt and kept my hair relatively in check (though the brief gusts of wind during my walk into the building were worrisome). when the moment of truth finally came, however, i choked -- i was unable to force myself to smile naturally, and my attempts at doing so likely looked pained, like i'd just swallowed a disagreeable morsel of food. when i finally achieved my desired facial expression, i realized that the woman was calling me back, and that the photo had been taken two seconds earlier. i am not looking forward to receiving my new license in the mail.

3 comments:

Erin said...

you get your licenses in the mail?

in nova scotia they print them on the spot so you can relish in embarrassment immediately.

luke said...

yeah, it takes a few weeks for the new one to come -- on the spot, they print your 'license' on a sheet of paper, and put a 'photo only' sticker on your old license, so you have to carry around both if you're driving. annoying.

Anonymous said...

I get to re-do mine since it was stolen, yippie no more 16-year-old accidental "thug" look