Tuesday 28 July 2009

Reality Cheque

I mentioned a couple of weeks back that I got stopped for speeding on the way down from Killin. Now, I've been driving for nearly thirty years, and I was actually quite proud of the fact that I'd never had any penalty points before. Never having had to produce my licence (as far as I can remember, anyway) and being inherently idle, meant that I still had the original green paper model - albeit three addresses out of date.

Anyway, the one time I need the thing I (predictably) can't locate it, so I had to avail myself of the Government gateway online service to get an ID number and then a replacement photo card version. And you know what? As if the pain and embarrassment of three points and a £60 fine wasn't enough, to add insult to injury there's a picture of some old fat guy on my new licence!



  1. I must have missed the post about this. Scan your licence photie in for a laugh then.

  2. I would love to give youse a laugh at my expense, obviously, but my licence is away at the polis, getting endorsed.


  3. Glad to see I'm not the only one with a photo of one of them on their licence...been wondering for ages who he is!