Friday, August 07, 2009

Even California Drivers Licenses Aren't Immune to Budget Cuts



I recently visited the DMV to renew my drivers license in person for the first time since 1996. (Apparently it dawned on them that I don't look 22 anymore... and I sure as hells aren't 155 pounds anymore.)

The license arrived in the mail today... and it's flimsy. Much thinner laminated card stock is now being used by the state for licenses, compared to the last one I received several years ago. My punch card from Baja Fresh (I'm sooo close to a free entree!) is more durable than this new license.

But alas, it's just the sign of the times. Check out your Newsweek or Entertainment Weekly -- thinner paper stock. Newspapers are smaller. Everyone's saving money by cutting back.

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