Sometimes I write on here to get my feelings out when I am upset about things and right now I am going to do that. There are times that I feel certain rules are stupid and unreasonable. For one, there is a reason some people have State Id’s instead of driver’s licenses. I honestly feel that if you can prove that you will never be able to drive that the ID should not have an expiration date no matter how old you are. From the reading I found for my state, you have to be in your 60s to qualify for it.
Here is the thing. I can’t drive because I am blind in one eye and I don’t thing I will ever be able to drive. I know there are people who drive and they only have one good eye, but its not a solution for everyone. Everybody’s situation is different even if they have a similar conditions.
Having said that, I have an state ID that expired. I have no control when it comes to getting it renewed because I am at the mercy of other people getting me to places I need to go. I have asked and asked to get to the DNV even before it had expired and that was two years ago. My mother’s excuse is that she has to take care of eyes first. There is always an excuse and I am tired of it.
I have sacrificed everything in my life. Growing up, I was always that good kid. Being that good kids has gotten me nowhere. I was the kid that stayed out of trouble and I was not the typical teenage kid that caused parent grief. I may not have been perfect, but I was a respectful person. What does that give me? Nothing. What does that mean for me? That means that I have sacrificed my happiness and I do not get the support I need when I need it the most. I have given in to family pressure to where I can’t follow my dreams.
My dream for as long as I could remember has been to move to California. I know California may not be the best place to be since I can’t drive, but I would love to live somewhere that has a good transporation system and a place that I can get a decent job. I can’t get any of that here. Even more at some point, I would have liked to be able to run my own company and make a decent living off that. At this point, that is never going to happen. I always like the idea of me being my own boss. The thing is when it comes to getting place, I do not have the support system to get to and from work like I did when I was younger. When I was younger, my uncle would drop me off at work and my mother would pick me up. I have asked that if I could find a job would he get me there and he said no. My mother can’t drive so I have no way of getting home anways.
Going back to why I am so upset. Tonight was my bowling banquet. I do not drink often. If I am lucky, I maybe drink once a year. I usually go longer than that, but I try to drink once a year if I can. I did not know this until tonight that if you have an expired ID even if you are of age and the ID is yours, they can’t serve you alcoholic drinks and you can’t be in the bar. For the record, I am way over the minimum age. I am not saying how old I am though.
I believe this law should be changed or make all ID cards not have an expiration date. This really upset me as I had my heart set on drinking for a change and those plans on that got changed because of a stupid ID issue. As most people know me, I drink Pepsi quite often and for a change I wanted something different. I would think that would have been a good change of pace from the norm. I thought I deserved a drink for a change. I get their reasoning, but its not a good reason if the birthdays says the correct birthday (and it is a real ID) and the technicality is that the ID has expired.