How to change a mindless small bad habit in one afternoon
Sunday March 09th 2008, 9:24 pm
Filed under: Life

Aversion therapy in public. Can I help it if I (now that’s a little kid’s phrase if ever there was one) have short stumpy fingers?

Okay, credit Dawn at Because I Said So for sparking this one. I’m writing it down for my future grandchildren, who will, from about the age of six to 12, find it hysterically funny. (From 12-19, nothing from an adult is allowed to openly impress them and eye rolling is a required part of the code.)

I was at the DMV in Maryland, getting my license redone with my new name after I got married. They required an updated picture at the time.

I had a pair of somewhat bashed-up glasses that didn’t fit terribly well anymore, and I was forever mindlessly pushing them back up my nose. Only, I had a habit of pushing at the bridge.

The guy snapped my picture, looked at it, and in deepest sympathies told me, “You don’t want to look at this for the next five years, lady, let’s take it over.”

How often do you get a do-over at the DMV? But what was the problem, sir (there’s that “sir” again) , was my hand in the way just then?

Um, more than. He just silently waved me over and showed it to me.

It looked like I had my finger up my nose.

And now I readjust my glasses at the sides.

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Thank heavens for an understanding man at the DMV!!!!

Comment by Toni 03.10.08 @ 4:25 am

Thank you for my morning laugh, and a reminder to always adjust my glasses from the side!!!

Comment by Channon 03.10.08 @ 7:32 am

LOL I learned to adjust mine at the side when I went to adjust glasses when I wasn’t wearing any, and poked myself squarely in the eye.
I’ve worn glasses since I was four, I am so used to them that if I answer the phone without them, for some reason I can’t hear. (the mind is a powerful thing).

Comment by Diana Troldahl 03.10.08 @ 7:52 am

LOL!!! I love it! And I too have to remind myself to adjust my glasses at the sides or I end up giving people the “Bird” 🙂

Comment by Danielle from SW MO 03.10.08 @ 8:37 am

Oh my, thank you for the Monday chuckle. I have learned a lesson here 🙂

Comment by Bonnie Zink 03.10.08 @ 9:24 am

Oy, I’m 16, and I’m easily impressed. 😉
That’s too funny. Being the freak I am, I would have kept the picture that way, just to amuse people. haha

Comment by Ren 03.10.08 @ 1:22 pm

LOL! At least you had a nice person that let you do it over! That is a great story.

Comment by Lisa 03.10.08 @ 4:07 pm

wow – he was a good one – here they would have laughed and said sorry no do-overs. thanks needed the laugh

Comment by rho1640 03.11.08 @ 5:25 pm

Hehe, that’s a good one…

Comment by Karin 03.13.08 @ 6:29 am

favorited this one, man

Comment by Irauj 03.23.08 @ 8:17 pm

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