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Gogo_go
Gogo_go
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Hey everyone

I was wondering if anyone has had any trouble with their IDs? A few months ago a clerk seemed to have some hesitation about my license, but I had sunglasses on so I chalked it up to that. But last night I was at the casino and got stopped three times and they seemed to think it wasn’t me on my ID. The friends I was with said it was because I looked too young to be there, but I don’t think that was the reason.

The picture on my ID is from about a year before my accident, so I don’t look exactly the same anymore. I didn’t think I looked too different though, just slightly older and now have scars. My problem is that I really like the photo of me on my ID. It’s one of the last good photos I have of myself before my accident. And now I hate pictures a lot so I don’t really want to update it. I guess I might have to though. Well I just wanted to see if anyone else has had problems similar to this or can relate in any way. Kind of hard on the self esteem 😕

Thanks!

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Gorgonite

Looking at your pick I think your super pretty. Hope that helps with the self esteem 😉

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Gogo_go
Gogo_go
in reply to Gorgonite

Thanks, very kind of you to say. And congrats on the job, that is great!

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MiaBrown

Three years ago I had a fantastic trip to Belize where no one asked about my facial paralysis or stared at me, which made it even better. When I got back to the States, a tall handsome customs agent checked my passport. He smiled and said, "hmm nice picture" which made me smile, but then he looked at me and his smile dropped. Looked back at the passport and me again and said, "you look really different now." He handed it back dismissively and called the next person. I said nothing but as I exited I realized I should've said, "yeah, cancer will do that to ya!" By then I was already at the point where I couldn't re-enter so that was that. That picture had been taken 8 years prior but I knew he wasn't referring to my age as to why I looked different. Hard on the self-esteem indeed! In your country do you get to keep your old ID or do you have to turn it in? If so I hope you take a picture of it so that you'll always have it.

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Gogo_go
Gogo_go
in reply to MiaBrown

Hey

I’ve had something similar happen as well. Once was checking in at the doctor’s office and the receptionist said “wow that’s a really great photo of you”. All I could do was laugh and say “yeah, a different life.” It’s hard and I’d rather people not say anything at all.

It does worry me about the ID though because I don’t want someone to not believe it’s me. I’m nervous to go to a bar or gas station, as they might turn me away for a fake ID. Im assuming that is what they thought when I was at the casino. Which is pretty awkward.

I live in the US so we have to turn in our ids if we get new ones. Good idea to take a picture of it, if I turn it in. Thanks for taking the time to reply!

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MiaBrown
MiaBrown
in reply to Gogo_go

Nice, I thought I was the only American around here. 😁 I have a friend whose ID pic looked like JLo and she was often complimented on it when we were out. When she cut her hair, people would do a doubletake or even tell her she should grow her hair back out. It's one of those things where maybe our sensitivity is already on alert when really it happens to others too. At least we know we aren't alone.

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Gogo_go
Gogo_go
in reply to MiaBrown

Often times we are our own worst critics.

And yes, this website has helped me a lot. I am glad to finally have other people and stories I can relate to. Unfortunately, I haven’t found anything else like this in the United States.

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winterday

I have problems with all photos including ids. Although I’ve had my birthmark my entire life until about five years ago I could often hide it with makeup and by making sure my long hair fell across the one side of my face. But now, with age, it’s gotten worse and no matter what I do my face is obviously disfigured or distorted. So now if I can I use old photos or better yet avoid having my picture taken at all if possible.

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