Now that I am working on systems to produce ID cards I have begun to notice different things. One of the things I have noticed is how bad my driver’s license looks. It looks like a cross between a failed experiment in fungal growth and the “before photo” from a Tide commercial. I have kept my license in my wallet, along with all my other cards; yet it singularly looks I have been using it to scrape mud off my shoes or perhaps to clean the bathroom toilet.
I do not know why my license looks so bad, but I suspect it has to do with the matte surface that Minnesota uses on the card. I looked at an earlier, expired license that had a glossy surface and it did not look nearly so bad. So, please, Minnesota do something to improve your driver’s licenses. My license doesn’t expire until 2014, and I can’t imagine how bad it will look then.