OT: Who Are You!?

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OT: Who Are You!?
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Wed, 11-21-2012 - 1:29pm

That's what I said to myself this morning after I went to renew my driver's license.  It doesn't even look like the person that I *think* I see in the mirror much less, the person I see in my head.  I hated my last one so badly, that I spent two hours getting prepared (yes, I'm that vain) and even went and bought fake eyelashes for the first time in my life. 

I've realised that it's my smile that I detest.  I have huge lips and a broad smile but my palette is narrow so if I smile too broadly, I get the Rachel Ray slash Joker smile.  Ugh.  Two hours down the drain.  I even practiced in the mirror before I left!  I had it down to a science; a half grin with a tiny bit of teeth showing.  What did I do when I sat down for the picture?  I smiled as broadly as I could!  LOL!

I still have my license from 15 years ago.  I look almost nothing like that 20-something.  Aging is so much fun, I tell you!

On the brighter side, I was only there for about an hour and I sat down next to a Chatty Kathy who had some interesting stories to share.

Has anyone here ever been happy with their DL picture??????

On a side note, Happy Thanksgiving everyone.  Be well and stay safe.

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Wed, 11-21-2012 - 3:57pm

That's really funny about the pics.  My license pic is ok/not great even though they do let you look at the picture & ask you if you want another one before they use it.  My passport pic is terrible.  I had it done at a pharmacy and after the 1st one the photographer said "Oh we can't use that because you smiled and you can't smile."  I don't know if that's a new rule or what.  But why didn't she say that before she took the picture?  The 2nd one came out terrible & that's the one I had to use.  My previous passport pic was bad too because the guy told me I needed to have my eyes open & I opened them so much I looked kind of bug eyed.  But I think I smiled in that one.

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Wed, 11-21-2012 - 2:48pm

That's so odd.  They must pay the employees to compliment folks because I recieved three myself!  One came out of the lady's mouth when the picture she'd just taken popped up on her computer.  I was thinking, wow finally, a good DL picture!  Ha!  I started to immediately ask to take another but the waiting room was still half full of peeps so I thought that would be selfish.  I'm sure I'll hold onto it like I did the one from 5 years ago.  I'm too cheap to pay another $20 anyway!

 

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