This morning I stood in line for an hour to get an ugly picture of myself. (i.e. I got my driver’s license renewed) Here in Oklahoma, independent “Tag Agencies” handle most things car and driving related and it’s usually much faster and more efficient than the typical DMV, but this morning there was an unusual number of people there to renew driver’s licenses. But it was actually not a bad wait. Almost… entertaining.
Oklahoma adds an interesting complication to business like this. There was a man there trying to apply for a title. (It’s a really small place so you can overhear everything that goes on.) For some reason they couldn’t give him a title and the lady behind the counter explained to the guy something like twenty times that he would have to get a Cherokee Nation title but he said that the Cherokee Nation had told him that he would have to get an Oklahoma title. The joys of bureaucracy are not limited to the descendants of Europeans.
Oklahoma now makes people who wear glasses take their glasses off for their drivers license or ID photo. I absolutely do not look like me without my glasses. I did wear makeup today so I wouldn’t look like I don’t have any eyelashes but the photo is hideous anyway. The good thing about it is that on the license it came out so washed out you can barely tell it’s a face. (They show you the photo on a screen before they print the license.) I know everyone’s DL photo is hideous but a a few years ago I actually had one that was pretty decent so now I have higher expectations.