Driver's License And The Glamourpuss


I don’t know how it works where you live, but currently in Pennsylvania you can renew your driver’s license online or by mail. HOWEVER, once you receive your temporary renewal (camera card), you are required to go into a Driver License Center and have your picture taken to receive an actual new license.

Though years ago, if you didn’t desire to have a new photo for your updated license, you could just renew via mail or online. You would then be sent a renewal sticker that you could slap on the back of your old driver’s license and VIOLA….you were done!

Last October I renewed my driver’s license, but since I don’t drive a car and had so much going on with my mother and then the holidays at work, I wasn’t in any hurry to have my photo taken because I only use my license for an occasional I.D. purpose, like a check. Therefore, I decided to wait until this month, when I knew I would have more free time.

Okay, now can someone please tell me WHY this process is so PAINFUL!?!?!?!?

And can someone also please tell me WHY, that whenever you go to a Driver License Center, it feels as though you just walked into a convention for the People of Walmart?

That, or a convention for drug traffickers and ax murderers.

SCA-RY!

Anyway, Wednesday afternoon I went down to the Driver License Center to do the nasty deed. And when I walked in and saw how many BILLIONS of people were sitting in the waiting area, I almost threw myself on the floor and started POUNDING it.

I was given a number on a piece of paper (130) and was told to sit down and wait. When I looked at the illuminated number on the screen above, it read: 102, so I could see there were 28 people ahead of me. But surprisingly, the line moved faster than I thought it would. I probably only waited about 35 minutes, which I don’t think was bad at all.

I used that time to observe all the people in the room to amuse myself. One of which was a woman sitting directly behind me, who kept talking to herself and saying the same thing over and over, “This is fuckin’ ridiculous, I hate doing this shit! This is fuckin’ ridiculous, I hate doing this shit!”

And I was not the least bit offended by her words because she was merely verbalizing what I was thinking in my own head.

Suddenly….my number was called!

“Number 130 please come to counter 3.”

So I walked up to the counter, but was quickly intercepted by a crazed woman who RAN right in front of me and took my place. The young lady who was working looked at her and said, “I’m sorry Miss, but this gentleman is before you.”

Apparently, the woman who jumped in front of me didn’t hear her number (128) being called, so she assumed she could just take my place. Isn’t that special?  But instead of causing a scene, I let her go ahead of me.

Now this where the fun starts…

I sat and watched, as Miss 128 decided that before her photo could be taken, she needed a complete makeover. So she walked over to a mirror on the wall; took off her hat; then extracted a comb from her purse and proceeded to meticulously coif her hair as if she were Vidal Sassoon; then took out a tube of lipstick and applied it to her lips (I kid you not). Afterwards, she took one last look at herself in the mirror and smiled.

But that’s not the worst part.

After she had her photo taken, she decided she didn’t like it. So she asked to have it retaken.

*here in Pennsylvania, if you don’t like your first photo, you can have it taken again.

But not only did Miss 128 have it taken twice, she asked to have her photo taken a THIRD time.

And as I watched her going over her photos on the computer screen, as if she was carefully picking out the perfect photo for the September issue of Vogue, I wanted to scream, “IT’S A FUCKIN’ DRIVER’S LICENSE PHOTO, MISS 128. YOU’RE NOT AT GLAMOUR SHOTS!!!!”

But all in all it wasn’t a bad day.

I didn’t have to wait too long, I was verbally entertained by a woman sitting behind me, and last but not least…

I got to witness a glamourpuss.


Wishing you a GLAMOROUS weekend everyone!
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58 comments

  1. Good morning Ronnie,

    It sounds like your time spent at the DMV was somewhat entertaining! Good for you that is over. How long is a PA driver's license valid?
    I really have to read/hear about someone's DMV story to remind myself that I am far away. In France, you get a driver's license and it is not renewed! OK; you can get it replaced or worse, you can lose it for doing bad things then have it canceled . Then you go back from scatch in driver's school.
    Isn't a waiting room a real "buffet tray" of human nature? Sometimes, fascinating, other times not...
    Miss 128 was lucky that she had a real gentleman to let her go before him.
    Big hugs to ya & happy weekend xoxo

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  2. Jay of The Depp EffectJanuary 11, 2013

    Oh, good heavens. I would have been INCENSED! I sometimes do what you did, and kindly allow someone to take my place in a queue, but isn't it simple good manners, if someone does that for you, to take as little time as possible? You know; they did something nice for you, so it's fair that you should inconvenience them as little as possible? Yikes.


    Kudos to you for keeping your sense of humour!


    Drivers' licence applications are not too bad here, but what you describe is what we suffer in the queues at the passport office. Or used to. I'm not sure they allow personal applications anymore. There were probably just too many incidents of grievous bodily harm.

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  3. No good deed goes unpunished, Ron.


    But don't people know you are expected to look awful in driver's license and passport photos? NO ONE CARES.


    In my state, we can renew on-line (on every birthday that ends in a 5 or a 0) and if you don't want a new photo taken, they just mail you the new driver's license. I think it's the perfect system.

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  4. WHY IS everyone at the BMV scary looking? I never understood that! We can't do online renewal here, unless you are just changing your address before the four years is up. My complaint are the employees. I realize its a monotonous job, but could you look at me when giving the directions and not mumble or speak like an auctioneer? I always have to have them repeat everything to me. And then they act as though I'm the stupid one. My last experience was having the man in front of me who couldn't pass the vision test. He didn't have glasses and kept insisting they give him another chance, similar to your glamour puss!

    What a day!

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  5. Whadda guy........


    AND O M G


    Okay.....that's no so much about your patience with Miss 128 as it is my sudden realization that I DID NOT RENEW MY DRIVERS LICENSE.
    O
    M
    G


    Now, I don't know what that means for you--but I know what that means for ME. You have 60 days to renew the darn thing.
    I'VE PASSED THE EXPIRATION DATE.
    O
    M
    G
    I'll get to take the written test. I'll get to take the driving test.
    I'll get to get behind the wheel WITH a member of the DOT and show them just how well I can drive......and hopefully pass as they take me down streets, evaluate if I come to a full stop, if I obey the speed limit, if I can reverse effectively, IF I use the turn signals at the appropriate time, IF I can control the car when doing a hard brake........
    O
    M
    G


    All this will get to run around in my head for WEEKS....W E E K S!
    Ain't taking care of this one until the toe to hip cast comes off--and THEN some.
    O
    M
    G
    This means I can't drive even when the cast DOES come off and I can fit in the car.
    OMGOMGOMG
    Excuse me while I go have a meltdown.........

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  6. How kind of you to let Miss 128 go before you, I'd have slapped her! LOL


    Amusing post Ron. x

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  7. Rob LenihanJanuary 11, 2013

    Great post, Ron. I always renew my license online, as I am convinced that the DMV is actually hell's waiting room.



    But you do miss the interesting people, like the lady who keeps saying "This is fuckin’ ridiculous, I hate doing this shit!" (She was probably the DMV commissioner!)

    I'll bet any amount of money that with all the time and effort that Miss 128 wasted, she still looked like 10 cents worth of God-Help-Us!

    It's funny, when I was living in the Poconos back in the 90s, I got my PA license at a little storefront office.

    The DMV lady took my photo, decided it wasn't good enough, and politely suggested I pose for another.

    Coming from NY, where the DMV was synonymous S&M, I nearly keeled over from this woman's sweet attitude. And let's face it, I'm a bit of a glamourpuss myself!

    Have a picture perfect weekend, buddy!

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  8. This sounds just like someone I know (and a relative to boot!)...I wonder if she relocated to Pennsylvania. Glad you were more entertained than annoyed, not so sure I would have been. I'm sure my tongue would have been bleeding it from biting to keep from saying something!

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  9. WHY IS everyone at the BMV scary looking? I never understood that! We can't do online renewal here, unless you are just changing your address before the four years is up. My complaint are the employees. I realize its a monotonous job, but could you look at me when giving the directions and not mumble or speak like an auctioneer? I always have to have them repeat everything to me. And then they act as though I'm the stupid one. My last experience was having the man in front of me who couldn't pass the vision test. He didn't have glasses and kept insisting they give him another chance, similar to your glamour puss! What a day!

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  10. Ron, I'm at working laughing so hard at this that I'm crying, particularly the line about the September issue of Vogue. And I just about fell off my chair when I saw that last photo. You have such a wonderful way of sharing your frustration and being funny about it.

    I think would have hauled off and slapped Miss 128 upside the head. The nerve of her in not only thinking she could butt in front of you, but then to take that much time getting ready for a driver's license photo!



    Have a wonderful weekend, Ron.

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  11. Bonjour Barb~

    "It sounds like your time spent at the DMV was somewhat entertaining!"

    The whole time I was witnessing this, I kept thinking, "Remember the details because you can write about this on your blog on Friday!" HA!

    " How long is a PA driver's license valid?"

    Four years. But when I first moved back, I could swear it was every TWO years. I think they changed it.

    " In France, you get a driver's license and it is not renewed!"

    OMG...that's faaaaaaaabulous!!!

    "OK; you can get it replaced or worse, you can lose it for doing bad things then have it canceled . Then you go back from scatch in driver's school."

    WOW!

    "Isn't a waiting room a real "buffet tray" of human nature? Sometimes, fascinating, other times not..."

    Yes, that's the PERFECT way to describe it....a "butterfly tray!"

    Thanks for stopping by, my friend. Wishing you and D a terrific weekend!

    X

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  12. Good morning Pearl~


    OMG...you have no idea what control it took to NOT slap her!!!


    Instead, I just WROTE about her on my blog - HAHAHAHAHHAAHHAA!


    Thanks for stopping by, m'dear. Have a lovely weekend!


    X

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  13. Hiya Jay~

    "Oh, good heavens. I would have been INCENSED!"

    Trust me, I WAS incensed! It was her sense of entitlement that got me the most.

    " but isn't it simple good manners, if someone does that for you, to take as little time as possible? You know; they did something nice for you, so it's fair that you should inconvenience them as little as possible? Yikes."

    Yes, and you would think MOST people would feel that same way. But not MISS 128 - HA!

    " Drivers' licence applications are not too bad here, but what you describe is what we suffer in the queues at the passport office. Or used to."



    OMG, that's a good point, I can only imagine what it must be like at a passport office!


    Always great seeing ya, Jay! Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

    X

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  14. Helloooooooo Secret Agent Woman~

    "No good deed goes unpunished, Ron."

    Bwhahahahahhaahhaaha! Hilarious! And you are soooooooooooooo right!

    "But don't people know you are expected to look awful in driver's license and passport photos? NO ONE CARES."

    Thank you. I think the only time I had them take my photo twice was the time I took the photo and my eyes were closed. But that's the ONLY time.

    "In my state, we can renew on-line (on every birthday that ends in a 5 or a 0) and if you don't want a new photo taken, they just mail you the new driver's license. I think it's the perfect system."



    AMEN! And that's the way it used to be here too. God, I miss that!


    Thanks for stopping by, girl. Have a maaaaaavelous weekend!


    X

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  15. Hiya Suzi~

    "I wonder if she relocated to Pennsylvania."

    Is her name, Miss 128? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    "Glad you were more entertained than annoyed, not so sure I would have been. I'm sure my tongue would have been bleeding it from biting to keep from saying something!"



    Oh, you have no idea how much strength it took to NOT say something. In fact, there was someone else sitting next to me at the time and saw the same thing happening. However, she was much more VOCAL about it.


    Thank you for stopping by, Suzi. Have a wonderful weekend!
    X

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  16. Hey there Rob~

    "But you do miss the interesting people, like the lady who keeps saying "This is fuckin’ ridiculous, I hate doing this shit!" (She was probably the DMV commissioner!)"

    Bwhahahahahahahahaha! Rob, that was freakin' HILARIOUS!!!!!

    "The DMV lady took my photo, decided it wasn't good enough, and politely suggested I pose for another."

    See! Isn't it funny here how if your photo does not turn out like a Glamour Shot, you get to take it again???? In Florida (at least when I lived there) you only took ONE.

    "Coming from NY, where the DMV was synonymous S&M, I nearly keeled over from this woman's sweet attitude. And let's face it, I'm a bit of a glamourpuss myself!"



    HA! God, I can only imagine how it must be in NY with all the masses of people going in for DL renewal!!!


    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, buddy. Have a grrrrrrreat weekend!


    X

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  17. Hola Denise~

    "particularly the line about the September issue of Vogue."

    OMG...you would have thought she was CINDY CRAWFORD preparing for the front cover of VOGUE!

    " The nerve of her in not only thinking she could butt in front of you, but then to take that much time getting ready for a driver's license photo!"



    You have no idea how bad I wanted to KICK her in the BUTT. But, since I wasn't in any real hurry, I thought, "Go ahead of me....Miss 128!"


    Thanks for stopping by, girl. Wishing you the most excellent weekend!


    X

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  18. Hey there Bijoux~

    "WHY IS everyone at the BMV scary looking? I never understood that!"

    THANK YOU!!!!! And it's the same way whenever you go in and pay a phone or utility bill.

    "My complaint are the employees. I realize its a monotonous job, but could you look at me when giving the directions and not mumble or speak like an auctioneer?"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! That is soooooooooooo true!!!! The girl at the front desk who gave me my ticket number was exactly as you shared. However, the young lady who took my photo was actually very attentive and quick.

    "My last experience was having the man in front of me who couldn't pass the vision test. He didn't have glasses and kept insisting they give him another chance, similar to your glamour puss! What a day!"



    OMG, I'm surprised they even gave him a license without having his glasses for the vision test!?!?


    Thanks for stopping by, my friend. Have a wonderful weekend!


    X

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  19. Hiya Mel~

    "Now, I don't know what that means for you--but I know what that means for ME. You have 60 days to renew the darn thing.I'VE PASSED THE EXPIRATION DATE."

    Yes, it's the same way here (60 days to renew). However here in PA (as long as you sent in your renewal paper and money), the temporary slip they send you is still valid. I went PAST the the 60 days myself, but they still accepted it as a renewal.

    "I'll get to take the written test. I'll get to take the driving test."

    OMG, so is what you're saying is that you didn't renew PERIOD?

    YIKES! I honestly don't know what they do in PA about that, but I hopefully it wouldn't mean taking the written and driving test again!?!?

    "This means I can't drive even when the cast DOES come off and I can fit in the car."



    Perhaps if you told them about your leg, they would pardon you.


    Anyway, I hope it works out well for you, Mel!


    (((((((((( You ))))))))


    Have a great weekend, dear lady!


    X

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  20. Oh, how I wish you'd gotten a picture of her picture. Or pictures of her pictures.


    In Washington you can renew by mail once without having to go to the DMV and have a new picture taken. That's great for the sake of convenience, but when your picture starts pushing the ten-year-old mark, it's sort of depressing. Unless you age gracefully, of course. Like me!!!

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  21. In my state you can do everything online or through the mail. But where I used to live, it was similar to PA, and it was just the most god awful experience. I think the worst time to do it was either at the beginning or ending of each month because everyone seems to renew at that time.

    Miss 128. LOL!

    "or a convention for drug traffickers"

    So tell me, did you score?

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  22. "Oh, how I wish you'd gotten a picture of her picture. Or pictures of her pictures."

    Oh, Mark, you have NO IDEA how MUCH I wanted to take photos of her. But there was a sign on the wall that FORBID the use of video or camera equipment - SHUCKS! Plus, I honestly don't think it would have been cool of me to post photos of her.

    "That's great for the sake of convenience, but when your picture starts pushing the ten-year-old mark, it's sort of depressing. Unless you age gracefully, of course. Like me!!!"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    But I know what you mean because when I first moved back east and had to renew my license, I didn't care if I had a new photo each year. Yet, I eventually grew a moustache and beard, therefore I didn't look like I did back in 2001. So...I finally had to succumb to a new mug shot :(

    Thanks for stopping by, buddy. Have a faaaaaabulous weekend!

    X to you and Tara!

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  23. Hey ho Matt~

    " I think the worst time to do it was either at the beginning or ending of each month because everyone seems to renew at that time."

    You're absolutely right, it is. That's why I wanted to wait a few weeks into the month to do it. And even THEN it was SO crowded!!!

    ""or a convention for drug traffickers"

    So tell me, did you score?"



    Bwhahahhahahhahahahaha! CRACKED ME UP, MAN!! Brilliant!


    Thanks so much for stopping by and for the great laugh!


    Have an awesome weekend!
    X

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  24. We can take our own photos, as long as we follow the guidelines given, or we can pop to the post office and have them taken there. It's all done online and the mail, thank goodness :)

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  25. Hiya Babs~

    "We can take our own photos, as long as we follow the guidelines given."

    WOW...that's INCREDIBLE!!!! I wish we could do that here too, because it would be so much easier than going down there and waiting.

    And Miss 128 would especially love that because she could hire a PROFESSIONAL photography and makeup artist to take her photo - HAHHAHHHAHAHHA!

    Thanks for stopping by, Babs! Have an excellent weekend!

    X to you and Mo!

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  26. Ron, I was giggling so hard at your post, my boss looked at me like I had two heads. I just said, "Some people are just too freaken funny." I'm supposed to be working!

    I hear ya with Pa's driver's license centers. I'd rather have someone pull out every piece of body hair I have, one at a time, with a pair of hot, dull pliers.

    There was one time that I was going to tell the driver's license person to retake my photo. I was so darn sick of HATING my driver's license pictures. Well, THAT year, as I got up enough nerve to say, "NO, do it again"...I took a deep breath, looked at my photo and said, "Oh, I like it". Damn it, the one year I had nerve I liked it! Needless to say, I never liked another after that. Maybe we only get one photo a lifetime.

    Anyway, I'm lovin' Miss 128. There aren't any people that look like THAT in my driver's license center! lol. If there were, my number would be 10000399 and they'd be on number 3.

    Have a fantabulous weekend!!

    ((HUGS))

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  27. Ron I don't know how you contained yourself because I would have freaked out on Miss 128. Not only for trying to butt in front of me and not even asking if it would be okay, but then to take that much time to prepare for a damn driver's license photo!


    That's okay though, because you got her back with this hysterical post!


    Go, dude!

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  28. Helloooooooooooooooo Pam!!!

    Tee, hee....glad you had a giggle, my friend :) The only way I could got through this was knowing I was going to write about it on my BLOG as therapy - HA!

    "I hear ya with Pa's driver's license centers. I'd rather have someone pull out every piece of body hair I have, one at a time, with a pair of hot, dull pliers."

    Bwhahahahahahahahaha! HILARIOUS! And I agree!!!!!

    "Well, THAT year, as I got up enough nerve to say, "NO, do it again"...I took a deep breath, looked at my photo and said, "Oh, I like it". Damn it, the one year I had nerve I liked it!"

    OMG, how funny is that!!!!!! And I bet you looked faaaaaaaaaaabulous!!! The only time I ever retook my photo was one time when I blinked, so the photo looked like I was SLEEPING!!!

    I'm actually surprised that THIS photo came out well, because by the time I got up there to take it...I was FROWNING.

    " I'm lovin' Miss 128. There aren't any people that look like THAT in my driver's license center! lol. If there were, my number would be 10000399 and they'd be on number 3."



    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Isn't she such a GLAMOURPUSS?????


    "Glamour Shot: 128"


    Thanks so much for stopping by, Pam. Hope all is well and that you had a super week.


    Have a fantabulous weekend!!


    (((((( You )))))


    X

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  29. Hey Ho Robert!

    Normally I would have freaked out too, trust me. However, I had more than my usual amount of 'thin' patience that day. But brother, by time she asked to have her photo taken for the THIRD time, I really thought I was going to lose it.

    "That's okay though, because you got her back with this hysterical post!"



    *two thumbs up*


    HA!


    Always fab seeing ya, bud. Thanks for stopping by and have a super weekend!


    X

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  30. Wouldn't it be great if instead of your own photograph you could just pick your avatar?!?

    You could be George Jetson of Pennsylvania!!!

    That'd be a hoot. When you went to write a check the cashier would look at your license and say, "Hey, I recognize you. You're that amazing author of VENT!!!"

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  31. "Wouldn't it be great if instead of your own photograph you could just pick your avatar?!?"

    OH. MY. GOD, Jeff...what a freakin' BRILLIANT idea, man!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Truthfully, that is probably the easiest and BEST way to do a driver license photo or any photo ID because practically everyone in the world is online at Facebook, Twitter, etc., so you're already identified through your AVATAR!

    And after all these years of having George Jetson as my avatar, I FEEL like him anyway!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy. And thanks for the awesome idea! You ROCK!

    Have a terrific weekend!

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  32. Hey Ron, Was Miss #128 the same person who was sitting behind you saying “This is fuckin’ ridiculous, I hate doing this shit! This is fuckin’ ridiculous, I hate doing this shit!”


    I would have been tempted to turn around and see exactly what she was doing, because that may have been a clue to get up and find myself another seat :)


    I have to go and renew mine in June, when we lived in NM we could renew by mail and choose to use the picture from our previous license, I have a feeling here in CA I just may be going down for my own Glamor Shot and maybe even a bloody fingerprint, you never know they always are adding a new rule.

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  33. Ooooh sorry I'm late. I was AWOL yesterday.


    Heehee Oh I loved this. You certainly have more patience than me! Mind you, things seem easier for us. We can get our pictures taken and providing they're passport size they are accepted. We don't have to queue up... forms come via snail mail and we take our pictures and money to the ordinary post office and walk out with our licences. I heard today that there's to be a tightening up of the system which will require everyone to have regular photographs taken - at the moment some people are still using the old style licence. I have the photo card and my God you should just see how AWFUL I look. I don't think there was a mirror before which to preen....hahaha.


    Hope you have a great weekend.

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  34. bwahahahaha! It's a fuckin' driver's license for heaven's sake!!! Just take the picture and be done with it!! You are NOT at Glamour Shots! Love that!! What is wrong with these people. Seriously...the Dept. of Motor Vehicles should have their very own website...you know...like the People of Walmart!! They should have one called The People of Motor Vehicle...they would get thousands of hits!! Millions probably!! Next time I'm in there, I'm going to sneak as many pictures as I can!! Seriously, I have never been in a Motor Vehicle Office where it took me less than 45 minutes. It doesn't even matter when you go! It is better to stay away from the first part of the month though...perhaps it is registration renewals?? Fortunately we only have to get them renewed every ten years!! Happy Weekend Ron!! xo Jeanne

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  35. Goooood morning Valerie~

    No apologies needed, dear lady, please feel free to stop by anytime. That's why I like to publish my posts with days between them, it allows everyone to stop by in their own time :)

    " You certainly have more patience than me!"

    HA! Actually, I'm not a very patient person. However, since I'm off work for the month and have no set schedule, I just let it go.

    "We can get our pictures taken and providing they're passport size they are accepted. We don't have to queue up... forms come via snail mail and we take our pictures and money to the ordinary post office and walk out with our licences."

    Yes, one of my other readers from the UK shared the same in her comment. That's AWESOME! God, I wish it were that easy here in the States. Each state here has their own way of doing it. It used to be easier in PA.

    " I have the photo card and my God you should just see how AWFUL I look. I don't think there was a mirror before which to preen....hahaha."



    Oh how funny! I remember one year (when I was still living in Florida) I also had an AWFUL photo. I looked like one of those people you see on the post office wall, as wanted for a FELONY - HA!


    Thanks for stopping by, Valerie. Have a great weekend!


    X

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  36. Howdy Jimmy~

    "Hey Ron, Was Miss #128 the same person who was sitting behind you saying “This is fuckin’ ridiculous, I hate doing this shit! This is fuckin’ ridiculous, I hate doing this shit!”

    HA! No, I didn't see Miss 128 until she butted in front of me - she came out of nowhere.

    "I would have been tempted to turn around and see exactly what she was doing, because that may have been a clue to get up and find myself another seat :)"


    Actually, I was so utterly amused by what she was saying, I wanted to keep sitting there to see what else she would say!!!

    " I have a feeling here in CA I just may be going down for my own Glamor Shot and maybe even a bloody fingerprint, you never know they always are adding a new rule"



    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA!


    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy. Have a super weekend!


    X to you and Miss Cindy!

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  37. Hiya Jeanne~

    "Seriously...the Dept. of Motor Vehicles should have their very own website...you know...like the People of Walmart!! They should have one called The People of Motor Vehicle...they would get thousands of hits!!"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAA! AWESOME idea, Jeanne! And can you imagine all the crazy photos?!?!

    "Seriously, I have never been in a Motor Vehicle Office where it took me less than 45 minutes. It doesn't even matter when you go! It is better to stay away from the first part of the month though...perhaps it is registration renewals??"

    Yes, you're absolutely right....it's better to stay away from the first part and the last part of the month because EVERYONE is renewing then.

    "Fortunately we only have to get them renewed every ten years!!"



    OMG...that's faaaaaaaaabulous! It used to be every two years here, then they switched it to every four.


    Thanks for stopping by, dear lady. Have a wonderful weekend!


    X to you and the girlz!

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  38. ha! too funny. this cracked me up:

    “This is fuckin’ ridiculous, I hate doing this shit! This is fuckin’ ridiculous, I hate doing this shit."



    i'm pretty sure everyone was thinking the same thing, myself included, but i keep the chants inside my head so as not to scare people.


    i think i've had the same license photo going on 8 years, they said i can keep it up to 10, i think, so the next time i have to renew i'm going to do like this woman and bring a team of beauty professional and my own lighting team to make sure i'm flawless.


    seriously. driver's license and passport photos are supposed to look * up!

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  39. Hey there V Girl~

    "i'm pretty sure everyone was thinking the same thing, myself included, but i keep the chants inside my head so as not to scare people."

    HA! Ditto!

    "i think i've had the same license photo going on 8 years, they said i can keep it up to 10."

    WOW....10 YEARS!?!?!?!? That's awesome!

    " so the next time i have to renew i'm going to do like this woman and bring a team of beauty professional and my own lighting team to make sure i'm flawless."

    Hey listen, if you want me to go with you, I can do your hair and makeup because I already have a traveling hair and makeup kit ready from when I used to it professionally for photographers!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl. Hope you're feeling better :)

    ((((((( You )))))))

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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  40. I don't know all the rules and regs for NJ but I know if you don't like the first photo you can have them take another one at the agency. One I had done awhile back looked like my face was melting... it really looked like it shifted, or smeared. lol I just kept it. As long as whoever who needed to see it for ID could tell it was me, no biggie. I'm getting older now though so I might be more annoying next time. lol
    Atleast you didn't have a crazy wait time and got a funny story on top.

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  41. Hey there Mary!

    "I don't know all the rules and regs for NJ but I know if you don't like the first photo you can have them take another one at the agency."

    Okay, then it's the same as in PA as it is in NJ. When I lived Florida (back then) you could only take it once.

    "One I had done awhile back looked like my face was melting... it really looked like it shifted, or smeared. lol I just kept it."



    HAHAHAHAHAHA! OMG...how funny! And kudos to you for just keeping it and not being overly vain.


    I'm with you, as long as whoever needs to see mine and can tell that it's me, no biggie.


    Thanks so much for stopping by, neighbor. Hope you're enjoying a great weekend.


    X


    P.S. Wasn't today beautiful? I spent the morning and after noon walking around the city taking photos.

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  42. I'm so dreading getting my license renewed. It's up on my birthday next month and I've got to go down there and get my picture retaken. I can kind of understand 128. I don't think I'd ask to have it done 3 times but let's just say I will be wearing make up and will do my hair. I hate living with a crappy picture for several years. It's so stupid and vain but I'll admit to it.

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  43. Dianne WilsonJanuary 13, 2013

    it pretty much works the same way here in NJ

    I love the Miss 128 photo
    perhaps you could organize a pageant at the DMV
    it would be so much fun while waiting

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  44. Hey there Jen~

    "I'm so dreading getting my license renewed. It's up on my birthday next month and I've got to go down there and get my picture retaken."

    OMG...isn't it the worst???? It's kinda the same way getting your taxes prepared each year.

    " I can kind of understand 128. I don't think I'd ask to have it done 3 times but let's just say I will be wearing make up and will do my hair. I hate living with a crappy picture for several years. It's so stupid and vain but I'll admit to it."

    I can totally understand, but I'm sure you would do your hair and makeup BEFORE you got there, not DURING.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl! It was faaaaaaaabulous talking to you on the phone this morning!

    X

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  45. Hey there Lady Dianne~

    "I love the Miss 128 photoperhaps you could organize a pageant at the DMV
    it would be so much fun while waiting"



    Bwhahhahahahahahahaha! OMG...that's HILARIOUS....a DMV Pagent!


    Brilliant, dear lady, absolutely BRILLIANT!


    Thanks for stopping by, Di! Hope you're having a stellar weekend!


    X to you, Hope, Siren, and Isadora!

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  46. Angelia SimsJanuary 13, 2013

    Ha ha ha! I think Miss Glamour Puss would have gotten a rude awakening in Texas. You don't get a re-take.....EVER. I wish I knew why these places were so painful. I have nightmares from taking Sydney for her driving test. We were there several HOURS before they opened and waited until about 1pm only to find out they were out of spots for driving tests. OMG!

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  47. Hellooooooooo Angelia~

    "I think Miss Glamour Puss would have gotten a rude awakening in Texas. You don't get a re-take.....EVER."

    OMG...she DIE!! Either that, or she would probably figure out a way to bring her own photo - HA!

    "I have nightmares from taking Sydney for her driving test. We were there several HOURS before they opened and waited until about 1pm only to find out they were out of spots for driving tests. OMG!"

    Oh noooooooooooooo... I would have FREAKED!

    Always fab to see you, Angelia, thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your Sunday!

    X

    P.S. love your new avatar photo!

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  48. This was hilarious Ron! Hilarious!


    But, I will have to renew my license this July and will need a new photo. I did have them take it twice in New Hampshire, but now I will be renewing in Massachusetts and I'm not sure if I can do that here! This is important because it will be a milestone birthday and I want it to look just right. I now want to be referred to as "Miss 128"

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  49. Howdy Bill!

    "I did have them take it twice in New Hampshire, but now I will be renewing in Massachusetts and I'm not sure if I can do that here!


    I bet you can, because most people here said they can do it in their state.

    "This is important because it will be a milestone birthday and I want it to look just right. I now want to be referred to as "Miss 128!"

    Bwhahahahahahahaha! Hey listen, if you want, I can come to Boston for the day and do your hair and makeup because I have a traveling makeup case that I use whenever I do weddings. And I won't charge you anything. Just buy me a glass of red wine!



    Thanks for stopping by, buddy!


    X to you and Paul!

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  50. Hysterical! I can't believe you get to renew your license online or by mail. That's awesome! In Ohio, the only thing you can do that with is your car registration. You have to take a vision test each time you renew your license, so you have to go in and look through the goggly looking things that every skieve and there mother has had their head in. I'm moving to PA!

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  51. Hey there Chrissy Girl~

    "In Ohio, the only thing you can do that with is your car registration. You have to take a vision test each time you renew your license, so you have to go in and look through the goggly looking things that every skieve and there mother has had their head in."



    OH MY GAWD....you're kidding me?!?!?!? You have to do that every time you renew your license????


    Yea....moved to PA and we can be roommates!


    Thanks for stopping by, Chrissy. Hope you had a terrific weekend!


    X to you and the gang!

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  52. Herman TurnipJanuary 13, 2013

    Bwahahaha! Man, I bust out laughing when I finally saw the pic at the end of your post. Heh....genius!



    But yeah, the last time I had to go to the DMV, I was surprised at how quickly my number was called. I think that the DMV gets bashed too often. Seems that they're improving at least where their wait times are concerned.



    And the DMV has similar rules for recycling your old picture here in Cali. I had the same mug shot on my license for over ten years. When I had my latest photo taken it was a shocker to see how much I'd changed in that time. Ah well... Heh.

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  53. Howdy Herman~

    Tee, hee....I just couldn't resist that last photo. Aren't I wicked?

    "I think that the DMV gets bashed too often. Seems that they're improving at least where their wait times are concerned."

    Perhaps that's it, maybe people have been complaining because I was AMAZED at how fast the line moved. Philly overall is notorious for SLOW customer service and it drives me CRAZY!!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, bud. Hope you and the family had a super weekend!

    X to you, Karin, and Mr. Tyler!

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  54. hi ron,

    you have a way of writing the funniest things about the most boring of duties us citizens get to participate in. i've been recycling my photo for so long, on my license, i now look like i am about 18 to me. of course i was 25 but who's counting. :) and the crazy muttering to herself seems a universal truism, in every DMV there must be at least partial schizoid.

    well, i need a giggle. i hope i don't have to finally go down and actually do something this coming year. we have so many NEW rules, laws and general pain in the ass taxes since january they will probably charge me to come down just to come down because you have to prove you can come down.... not kidding. xoxoxo

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  55. Helloooooooooo Linda!

    " i've been recycling my photo for so long, on my license, i now look like i am about 18 to me. of course i was 25 but who's counting. :)"

    HA! No, but you STILL look 25, so keep it!!!

    "and the crazy muttering to herself seems a universal truism, in every DMV there must be at least partial schizoid."

    HAHAHAHAHAAHAH! Ain't that the truth? They are UNIVERSAL!!!!! They're called the People of DMV!

    " we have so many NEW rules, laws and general pain in the ass taxes since january they will probably charge me to come down just to come down because you have to prove you can come down.... not kidding."

    I know, same here. The laws and rules have slowly been changing over the years. PA used to be very relax about a lot of things, but not anymore.

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, dear friend. Hope you're feeling better!

    ((((((((( You )))))))

    xoxoxoxo

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  56. OMG. I would have stabbed Miss 128. For real.

    And in NJ you get ONE PHOTO opportunity and that's it. They don't let you keep retaking pictures, which is probably why we all look like serial killers.

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  57. Hellooooooooo Meleah!

    "OMG. I would have stabbed Miss 128. For real."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Trust me, I thought about it :)

    "They don't let you keep retaking pictures, which is probably why we all look like serial killers."

    OMG....how funny! Yup...it was the same way in Florida!

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, girl! Hope you're having a great week!

    ((((((( You ))))))

    X

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