Friday, February 8, 2019

A Date With Destiny, Perhaps?

Woe is Mrs. Hillbilly Mom. It's that time again. Time to dun dun dun...


You can't imagine the image Mrs. HM has had hanging around her neck like an albatross for the past six years. That's right! A driver's license is for SIX YEARS now! So long ago that Genius was still in high school, and my mom was thriving and doing her best to consume the world's supply of slaw.

I remember Genius laughing so hard at my picture that he choked. He immediately took a picture of my license photo, and set it to pop up on the screen of his phone when I called. I'm pretty sure he showed all his cronies at school.

My mom said, "Oh, my!" And tried not to laugh. She wasn't very good at stifling her emotions.

I even had to tell her, "Mom! It's ME! Your sweet baby girl! How can you laugh at my picture?"

Her answer was suggesting that I call the office and tell them that I lost my license, and needed a new photo. I explained that I didn't even have the actual license yet! I was showing her the paper printout temporary license to use until my new one arrived. I was almost hopeful, until I realized that they'd only use the same digital photo and make another license with it.

I can't even begin to relate the horror (and hilarity) caused by that driver's license photo. I can, however, link you to my other blog, and the 3-post arc that resulted from the trauma.

The Face That Launched a Thousand Quips

The Journey to Renew One's Driver's License Begins With a Single Trip to Town

The Face That Even a Mother Can't Love :(

Enjoy. I'm off to get a new SIX-YEAR driver's license picture taken today.


Kathy's Klothesline said...

Good luck! I always manage to show up on a day that is not busy and end up having a photo shoot! The ladies there love HeWho and swim free here in the summer, so my photo has to look good!

Hillbilly Mom said...

WOW! You are treated like royalty! I'll be telling my tale on my other blog. I'm treated more like a serving wench.

River said...

I don't have a licence, but I do have photo ID and the latest one has a photo of me looking more like Roaseanne from that TV show, instead of looking like me. I guess their bright lights are less kind than my bathroom mirror.

Hillbilly Mom said...

The only consolation was that everybody, after cringing, said, "It doesn't even look like you!"

River said...

I took a little trip back through time and read the posts of those links. Ha Ha.
I hope the new licence photo this year is much more flattering.

Hillbilly Mom said...

I loved reminiscing over those posts! You'll find out soon enough, on my other blog, where, against my better judgement, I've included a half-picture!