Hello common sense are you with us?

Canada
May 19, 2008 5:25pm CST
This I thought was typical for the way some people think in this little town. First of all in the province I live in (Saskatchewan Canada) you need to renew your drivers licence once a year after you've had a birthday. Well my husband had his birthday on the 11th so I reminded him a couple times then on Friday I said, "You had better go get your drivers licence renewed or you'll end up without it." Well he went there and handed in his paper. He has one restriction which reads he must be wearing his glasses to drive. Well the first thing the girl says to him is, "Oh why don't you take off your glasses it would probably make a better picture." He couldn't believe she would even think that was a good idea. He said, "well wouldn't that be a neat trick, I'm not wearing glasses yet I'm restricted to do so." All the girl said was "Oh yea I guess hey." What do you think. I think common sense has gone out with bell bottoms and hola hops, now I just hope common sense will start returning like the hola hop and bell bottoms.
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@AICIRT81 (847)
• United States
20 May 08
Good old drivers license facilities... They are not any better here. I was getting a state id for my son, then 5 months old and i had to explain to the lady multipal time that he could not sign his id on the signature line because like all 5 month olds, he can not write. OMG.
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• Canada
20 May 08
Good Grief!!! Unreal isn't it.
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@AICIRT81 (847)
• United States
20 May 08
Where does the government find their employees at?
@trickiwoo (2702)
• United States
20 May 08
Often it is actually better not to wear glasses in the photo. Often you'll get glare from the camera flash on the glasses which can make it difficult to see your eyes in the photo. Because license photos are needed for identification purposes, it is important that your eyes can be clearly seen! Also, lots of people wear contact lenses instead of glasses. So if your license restriction requires you to wear corrective lenses, there's no way of telling if you're wearing contacts in your ID photo or not!
• Canada
20 May 08
Hubby can not wear contacts, they wouldn't work for him.
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
20 May 08
For all the cop stopping him would know, he could have been wearing contacts in the picture.
@weemam (13377)
20 May 08
Lol I hear things like this all the time , Makes you wonder how they passed an exam for the job XX
@weemam (13377)
25 May 08
Thank yo so much pal for the BR xx
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
20 May 08
DMV did that to me too. I have a restriction on my license that says I need to wear glasses, and the person taking the picture made me take them off so that it wouldn't cause a "glare" to show up in the picture. Go figure!
@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
20 May 08
Yes! Common Sense has left the building...along with Elvis. From people who don't know how to obey a simple traffic law like making a stop at a stop sign to people who say things that have no business being said. Common sense is, as law enforcement says..."In The Wind". LOL! It is MIA, Lost and Not Found. Gone, But Not Forgotten! LOL!
@jillmalitz (5131)
• United States
20 May 08
Here if you have to wear glasses to drive your picture must show you wearing them plus there is a code on the license which says what restrctions you have. I cant believe they would suggest for him to take his glasses off like that.
@kg_gurl (220)
• United States
20 May 08
I guess common sense is not so common after all. LOL ~
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
20 May 08
A lot of people don't wear their glasses when they aren't driving. Many people wear contacts now, too. I have pictures on my driver's license without my glasses. I can get by in most situations without my glasses when I'm not driving. I put them in my pocket, but they come out and onto my face when I drive. I've been stopped by the police with a restricted liscense; they've never said anything about the picture not having glasses, after all, you're not driving when they take the picture at the Motor Vehicle Office (not sure what they call it in Canada, that's what we call it in the States). I go ten or more years without new glasses, the more people wear them, the more they need them. Sometimes, if my ocular rosacea is better when I go to the Doctors, my eyes are actually better and I can get lesser prescriptions.
• India
20 May 08
ooh what a funny thing looks like a practical joke lack of common sense.........!!!!
@lingli_78 (12834)
• Australia
20 May 08
that is really hillarious... i don't know what the girl is thinking when she says that to your hubby... the restriction is very clear and your hubby is the one who get into trouble when the police saw his driver's licence without wearing a glass... i'm glad your hubby is smart enough to counter the girl and didn't follow her suggestions... take care and have a nice day...
@drannhh (15237)
• United States
20 May 08
I am confused. He has to wear corrective lenses to drive the car, but I cannot imagine why he should have to wear them in the photo. When I wore contact lenses my DL said the same thing as it does now. I always take my glasses off for the photo.
@jillhill (37377)
• United States
20 May 08
I think you are right! LOL...I think people sometimes put their brains in neutral and their mouth in drive! Don't think before they speak!
@minnie_98214 (10558)
• United States
20 May 08
Yeah thats pretty silly but I guess we all make silly mistakes. She just wanted to get the best picture possible but some people look better with glasses. Common sense is a dying art and its unfortunate.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
19 May 08
She was probably some young dumb girl that wasn't thinking..If you have to wear glasses to drive you should have them on for the picture...We have so many dumb people that work in stores here,they don't know where anything is at,and some of the checkers don't even know all the types of vegtables...They have to ask us what it is...The bottom line to it all is no experience....
@raydene (9874)
• United States
19 May 08
I don't get what she was thinking Why not just let him get through it and be on his way... xoxoxoxoxoxoxo
@jdrhodes (111)
• United States
19 May 08
reminds me of a waitress we had at the local Steak & Shake. She was recommending milkshake flavors for our kids (ages 10, 6, and 2) and she recommended coffee. Coffee?! "oh yeah some kids really like that." I didn't want to deal with 3 children hopped up on a caffeine/sugar buzz when the plain old sugar buzz is plenty thank you. What is this world comming to if we are feeding our children coffee drinks? I seem to have the "blonde" experience with waitresses alot lately, that one just took the cake though. lol