Many of you are familiar with Facebook, as am I. As slick as it is, it's hard to believe that they make so much money on advertising when I regularly see stuff like this (left).
Obviously, Facebook looks at my age to create my personalized ads...or is that just a coincidence? (Note sarcasm--I need that new punctuation mark for sarcasm I've been hearing about!) By the way, who has a Driver's License picture like that, anyway? Could you imagine that whole scenario? Let's try...
BMV* LADY: Ok, just stand here in front of the backdrop and I'll take your picture so you can have your new license.
STUD GUY: Ok. Does my hair look ok?
BMV LADY: Uh....sure...whatever. I have 72 people waiting behind you and I need to take a government approved break where I just sit and do nothing. Let's keep it moving.
STUD GUY: Well, I guess it's ok. Now, tell me, what's my motivation in this shot?
BMV LADY: What? Your motivation? I guess your motivation is that you need a new license or you won't be able to drive. Now, PLEASE look into the camera.
STUD GUY: Perfect. Let me get there. I'm a method actor.....[long pause, people can be heard screaming in the background.] WAIT! This doesn't seem right. It needs something.
BMV: Sir, all I need to do is push the button so you can move on and I can get my break.
STUD GUY: I got it. I'll take my shirt off.
BMV: Sir, that's really not necess....oh, ok.
Since I'm 40, I qualify for $12/month car insurance. I'm sure that has to be real, right? (still need that SarcMark) Plus, I can get a FREE Apple iPad
*That's right, I said "BMV!" Here in Indiana it's the Bureau of Motor Vehicles and not the DMV.