I'm horrified, and laughing at the same time.Our DMV uses this fancy face recognition software now. You're not allowed to smile in your picture anymore. You have to have your head back, perfectly vertical. I guess they couldn't afford a camera with a height adjustment. They want you to look straight ahead at a blue dot on the camera. The blue dot on me is about chest height. You can't just look down, you have to tilt your entire head so that you have a double chin. Remember you have to have your head back, so then you have this really awkward pose you have to hold for like a minute while the camera readies itself. And you can't have any hair at all. I'm one of those people who had their hair perpetually tucked behind their ears. I've been doing it for so long, my hair just stays like that. Just that teeny bit of hair across the corner of my forehead and the program freaks out and can't recognize me. I have to pull my hair all the way back in a way that I would never ever do in a million years because it looks god awful.
The end result is an official ID photo that only a computer can recognize. I am waiting for the day someone accuses me of having a fake ID because the picture is so bad.
They go through all this trouble for accuracy, then they let you lie out the wazoo about your weight. According to the DMV I have not gained a single lb since I was 15 years old, even when I got my licence renewed when I was 8 months pregnant.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??