Friday, May 28, 2004
One good thing about living in a commonwealth with a declining population and high taxes is that the bureaucracy is efficient and responsive. I walked into the DMV over in Pleasant Gap with no paperwork whatsoever, and had a renewed vehicle registration and a new photo ID inside of a half-hour. Pennsylvania's new driver's licenses are truly ugly, though. Yellow, white and blue in a horizontal tricolor just doesn't quite match up to my sense of aesthetics; layer that with a nasty set of holograms, and the only reason it isn't in the running for "ugliest license" is that Colorado's design was apparently subcontracted out to underachieving trade-school slackers. That state's licenses look worse than your average high-school faked equivalent.