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Saturday, November 19, 2022

Dorianna Gray

Apparently, this move has had more of an effect on me than I realized.  In NY, you can use your photograph almost indefinitely on your driver's license.  Once you get a reasonably good one taken (not easy) you can hang onto it for decades.  This is good and bad, however.  If you're pulled over by the police when you're in your 80s and your license still has your 40 y/o visage, there is a good chance they won't believe you are you and will haul to off to the slammer for trying to impersonate a much-younger person.

Moving to a different state, I had to surrender my 45 y/o portrait and have a new one taken.

Good grief.

To say that I went from the first blush of medium age to looking like Al Capone's nana, would not be an understatement.  I pointed this out to my sister, expecting loving support and denial.  After she laughed to the point of tears, she shared the revelation with the check-out clerk at Job Lots - who had the same reaction.

Harumph.



9 comments:

Mama Pea said...

Why is it that driver's license pictures are always so notoriously bad? I think it's only in the past few years that MN doesn't require a current picture, but even those from my younger days were b-a-d. Or, and here's a scary thought, perhaps those photos give an accurate picture of how we actually do look to everyone else. That's scream-worthy.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Hahahahahaha, I sympathize, no, really I do. We have to get new drivers licence photos every 5 years, so I did that this year. Plus got a new passport photo. Ay chihuahua. All I can see are wrinkles and saggy skin, LOL! And it doesn't help that we have to take off our glasses and are not allowed to smile in those photos.

Katie C. said...

You know, you are right. I live in Virginia and my license picture is over 15 years old too. Never thought about being pulled over with that picture ������


So you are living with your sister now? I get along better with mine when we don’t spend a lot of time together ��

ellen abbott said...

In Texas they let you renew by mail a couple of times in row but eventually you have to go in for an eye check and a new picture. I was happy with my previous picture, this current one, well, must have been a bad day at Black Rock when they took it. And I didn't pass the eye exam.

Steve Reed said...

Ha! Well, it's probably for the best, since it may help you avoid the slammer. :)

Michelle said...

Well, the move didn't kill your sense of humor. Aunt Sweezie is BACK!

gz said...

I feel your pain...I have recently renewed my passport...ten years doesn't do you many favours either!!

Susan said...

Embarrassing you in public is a sister's job. Doubly so if she is a younger sister.

Debby said...

I remember the time that I had a good hair day. I was due to have my picture done, and my hair was so nice that I slapped on makeup and high tailed it right down there. It was back in the day when you had to wait for your license to be sent in the mail. I got that license and was so sure that for the first time in my life, I'd have a nice picture on my driver's license. There was a flaw in the film. It looked like I had a big booger hanging out of my nose.