Saturday, December 10, 2005

one form

I got a new drivers license this afternoon around three o'clock.

After taking my information I watched as she tossed my MN license on top of the pile into a tupperware container next to her computer.

I looked at the pile, I looked back at her and said, "Don't I get to keep that?" She informed me that in Iowa you are only allowed one form of identification. She didn't give it back.

I smiled for my new picture and wrote a check for twenty three dollars. A few minutes later I walked out the door with my new Iowa drivers license and a little different.

8 comments:

Teresa said...

I was able to keep mine when I moved. They punched a hole in it. But that was several years ago. I imagine things have changed a great deal since then.

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Marissa said...

I still haven't gotten a NY license - I flew home when it was time to get mine renewed!

psquared said...

Let us know how the photo turns out.

NotCarrie said...

My license got run over once (long story) and it ended up being the best conversation piece...I was disappointed to finally have to give it up but some places had stopped accepting it because it was so beat up!

Cheryl said...

They took my MN one in Illinois too. Sort of sad.

curious servant said...

Oregon is the same way. I hope they shred the old ones or something.

Anne Arkham said...

I wonder what they would have done if you hadn't brought it.

Anne said...

Interesting point Anne...I wonder what would have happened? Would I have had to retake a test?! Ha!