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24-Apr-2014 David Sands

Lucky Bastard

Las Vegas

Not a full day in Vegas and I lose my drivers license in a huge area over at the Fremont Experience while paying for some drinks… Upset yes but not willing to ruin my weekend, I wrote it off and figured I'd have to plead stupid at the Airport on Sunday going home with no ID.

I happened to see a security guard and just asked on chance if anyone found a license laying on the ground? He said from what state is this supposed license?

OH- IO I said, and boom- got my license back. Someone found it and actually turned it in.

Lucky? Hell YES!

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Alan K15-Jun-2014 00:49
Yup, right time of day for that sort of shot; still a bit of light in the sky, but not so much that the neon can't play off it.

Drivers' licences annoy the bejebbers out of me. Ours contain full name, full home address even if one has a PO Box, date of birth and photo. I believe that yours also contain weight and height. It is, in other words, the ultimate weapon of identity theft mass destruction; everything that someone needs aside from mother's maiden name to completely steal your identity. Having the date of birth on the licence itself made sense back in the pre-electronic era of no photos and no ability for police to check your details on line, but those days have long passed. Name, photo, possibly "Over 18" (or "over 21" in the US), yes or no for alcohol ID checking, and that's it. Nothing else need be stored on the thing. Those who need to know anything else in pursuit of their duties have that info at their fingertips anyway. Those who don't, don't need to be able to see it. Ever. Sorry, rant off and I'm glad of your good fortune.
Bob Davis25-Apr-2014 14:51
Your image is good David. But your story line is always promised to be great!! #3 black
RC25-Apr-2014 12:53
Vivaaaaaaaa, Las Vegas! Nice one, I love these types of night shots with neon!
joseantonio25-Apr-2014 04:27
Fascinating image to go with the story.V