are you serious?

Saturday, July 11, 2009 @ 05:59pm

do you agree that there’s a point at which going “by the book” becomes RIDICULOUS?

(i keep my current driver license, along with insurance/reg. info, a little cash, etc. in a zippered pouch keychain attached to my car key, figuring that the only time i’ll ever really need it is when i’m driving. also, if i need to run a quick errand, and don’t bring my bag, everything i need is with me. i keep my previous driver license in my wallet because i’ve found that for everyday id purposes, it works fine. of course, if i’m applying for a bank account, or something of that nature, i make sure to bring my current driver license.)

i was making a credit card purchase at a joann store, and the cashier asked for my id. i showed her my old license and she asked me “do you have your current license?” i replied that i didn’t have it with me and she told me “i can’t accept this.” i asked her if she was serious. i said, “fine, let me just pay with cash.” she mumbled something about having to do the transaction over then said “let me go ask the manager.” she walked (slowly) to the back of the store and then walked (slowly) back. “she said it was ok.” i wanted to ask her “did she laugh at you?” /:)

the driver license has my name, my picture, and my signature. it identifies me, the person pictured on it, to be the person named on it, and shows that my credit card, which has the same name on it as the license, belongs to me. it was issued by the government. i did not create it in photoshop.

i had assumed that if a license is expired it means that i am not permitted to DRIVE with it, but apparently, it also means I AM NO LONGER THE PERSON ON IT. 8-}

did i mention that the purchase was for TWO DOLLARS?? yes, this woman was hassling me for a $2 purchase on a credit card that very clearly BELONGED TO ME. (of course, i should’ve probably paid in cash in the first place, but i like to use cc when i can and save my cash for vendors who don’t accept cc.)

either this woman has had a slow day, or she is miserable with her job and this is the only way she can feel important? :-??

posted in everyday, rant

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