I don’t look at my driver’s license very often. I really don’t have to because I’m not someone who is frequently pulled over and I don’t really travel that much through the airports. So when I had to have my ID ready to move through all the different points of the airport the other week, I started getting nervous that it wasn’t going to even look like me in the ID! The airport is not the place to have ID trouble!
I was standing in line and my mom was reminding me to get my ID ready. When I took it out of my wallet and looked at it I was shocked. The picture is a few years old and I don’t have to renew until this year. I’ve really had no reason to get it updated any sooner, so I’ve let it go as is. Anyway, I wanted to tell Mom that it looked so different, but, again, I didn’t figure the airport was a good place to be talking about my ID not even looking like me. You never know that someone else might take that to mean!
I did show it to her and she agreed that the picture was pretty outdated. The first gate agent we saw never said a word about it, hell, she hardly looked at it and that was a little nerve-racking. The second gate agent that was by the metal detectors took a lot more time looking at my ID. I was getting nervous then she kept looking and looking and looking. The she looked up at me, so I just tried to smile like the smile in my picture. Obviously she let me pass and so did all the gate agents on the way home, but I never put much thought into my license picture. I don’t have to renew until September and I really don’t want to pay to have it done sooner, but I’m really thinking that people will think I stole my ID from some poor overweight girl with a chubby face!