So, I just got back from renewing my driver’s license. Beth Elaine’s post this morning inspired me not to put it off for another minute. That and Shelly’s doomsday comment about her experience with waiting too long (I need the complete story, Shelly.).
So here it is–
A Study in Contrasts: BE (Beth Elaine) Renews Her License vs. ME (me) Renews Her License.
BE lives in Pennsylvania.
ME lives in Ohio. (this fact is actually irrelevant, just trying to set the stage)
BE’s birthday is in December. She renewed her license over a week early.
ME’s birthday is on Halloween.She renewed hers over a week late.
BE had “the most delightful time renewing her license.”
ME gets a little squirmy/twitchy when she’s sitting in a chair with nothing to read or write.
BE had no line whatsoever.
ME was #24 (but they were already on 18, so not too bad).
BE did not have to look at the rear ends of two gangster teenagers in line ahead of her whose waistbands of their jeans were literally halfway between the bottom of their rear ends and their knee pits. I don’t even know how they walk.
ME did not technically have to look either, but she didn’t have anything better to do.
BE had a “nice little chat with the nice lady” at the counter.
ME’s lady was all business and didn’t even crack a hint of a smile. (I tried to get her to!)
BE passed the vision test with flying colors (I’m making an assumption here.)
ME about croaked when she could hardly read line 4 at all. She had to pause, adjust her eyes, and squint. She even guessed at a couple numbers. And forgot to watch for the flashing lights.
BE wears glasses. Beautiful, stylish ones that make her look cool.
ME wears contacts but has an astigmatism that only glasses can really correct. Too bad her ears and eyes are crooked and she has NEVER been able to find a pair of glasses that will sit on her face without being uneven.
BE truthfully answered “yes” when asked if her height and weight were the same. (again, guessing here)
ME answered, “um…uh…not so much.” Her license still stated her weight at 16. She added 15 pounds. So what if the new number is still 5 pounds less than her current weight?
BE got to retake her picture.
ME wasn’t given that option.
BE was in and out in 5 minutes.
ME was in and out in 25ish.
BE’s husband said she looked “super hot” in her photo.
ME’s husband she looked “a little blurry.”
BE calls the driver’s license place the DMV (Dept. of Motor Vehicles).
ME calls it the BMV (Bureau of Motor Vehicles). Google says both are correct.
Anyone have a BMV/DMV/driver’s license/traffic ticket horror story to share?