I went and got my driver’s license renewed today, since I had to renew my registration and get hideously ugly new license plates anyway.
The floating head of Abe Lincoln (seen here as a prisoner behind two zeroes) really creeps me out. It’s like “I’m the Great Emancipator…and I’m coming to get you!!!”
Anyway, I have some tips based on both my previous driver’s license experience and this one:
Do not try to smile. I tried this last time. It only makes you look like even more of a tool.
Wear a dark-colored shirt. A light-colored shirt will only blend into the background and make you look like a total fatass.
When they tell you to look somewhere, look there. Last time I looked directly into the camera instead of slightly below it, and it made me look like quite a grinning idiot.
If you have a chubby face, wear a necklace. Distracts from the double chin.
Overall, I think my photo came out quite a bit better this year. Last year’s I looked like a jolly fat moron, and this year I just look like I’m being booked on charges of being a serial killer.
Which is a big step up, in my book.