I can’t remember the last time I truly needed my driver’s license . . til I didn’t have it. Of course, I always have it with me when I’m driving but in the past few days, I’ve needed it to buy sudafed and they wouldn’t take the paper copy (temporary since I cut up the real thing) and today I tried to register with AirBNB for a cabin we want to rent for an upcoming trip. Nope, they won’t let me register without providing a copy of my driver’s license or a passport, which I don’t have with me either. They won’t use another Texas government issued license I have, even though it has my driver’s license number and my photo on it.
My real driver’s license has arrived at home but I had already made and paid for the reservation but it couldn’t be confirmed without them being able to verify my identity, which they cannot do. I understand . . can’t be too careful these days but who would have thought I’d need my driver’s license twice in four days for something not driving related?
I gave up on the cabin, talked to Vince and we decided to stay in a hotel instead. It’s closer to where we want to be, has internet and TV and an exercise room and a pool. And, it’s about $40 per night cheaper.
It all probably worked out better anyway!