A few weeks ago, I decided to take the plunge and become an official Nevada resident. I've lived here for about 4 years, but up until now I've been relying on my good old Florida driver's license to get by. It's been good to me, but it's days of CDL glory are long past.
So, on Valentine's Day I got up and ready and to the DMV just as it opened. The whole process took only 20 minutes and I was thrilled! Plus, I made sure to look extra cute that morning for the photo.
I have a long and distinguished history of always looking great for my driver's license photos. From Wyoming to Utah to Florida, I've somehow managed to get a nice picture that I gladly display upon any request for photo ID. That is, until now...
I just got my Nevada license a couple of days ago and it. is. awful. I look partially-stoned, chipmunk-cheeked, lazy-eyed, and over-rouged. Ugh! It's embarrassing... really...
But that's not even the worst part! I've always been told that I'm pretty photogenic, so I was expecting something that followed along the usual trend. But when I opened that envelope and took my first gander, I was instantly depressed. The same feeling comes back every time I glance at it to see if it really is that bad (and yes, it is). I was in a bad mood from that moment on, and, I admit, rather shocked about the effect it had on me.
Come on now. Am I really THAT vain that I'm depressed by one bad photo on a driver's license (which are characteristically known for displaying bad photos in the first place)??? Up until this week, I would have said no way.
But I guess now I know better. Talk about a reality check!
Anyone else have bad photos? Or vanity issues? Maybe we can commiserate.
2 months ago