Today I took my truck in for some routine maintenance and the annual inspection. The service manager asked me for the typical stuff – license, insurance, and registration. I handed her everything and then went inside to wait.
It took about an hour for them to do everything. Just before paying, I walked back outside to ask the guy who did the service and inspection question. He said the state form needed to be signed and could I go get the woman who owned the truck to come out to sign the form……
Me – I own the truck
Service guy – No seriously, I need the woman who owns the truck to sign for it.
Me – I understand. I can sign.
Service guy – Sir, I’m sorry, but the owner has to sign
Me – I’m the owner.
Service guy – No sir, the owner is a woman
Me (pointing to my truck) – Are we talking about that truck? The one I’m pointing to?
Service guy – Yes, that’s the truck.
Me – Ok, well, that’s my truck
Service guy – I don’t think so! I have the driver’s license and I’m telling you, the woman on the
license is the owner !
(I’m now trying to figure out if he’s messing with me, but he does seem serious and sincere)
Me – Huh. Can I see the license of the woman who owns the truck.
Service (with a tone suggesting I was wasting his time): Fine. Let’s take a look.
He grabs the license from inside on the top of the truck console, holds it up and begins talking….
Service guy – Sir as you can see here, the owner of the truck is a wo wo wo……………………..
OH, I AM SO SORRY ! I MUST HAVE JUST TAKEN A QUICK GLANCE. PLEASE
ACCEPT MY APOLOGY. I DIDN’T MEAN TO OFFEND YOU.
Me (interrupting him) – Don’t apologize. Seriously, it’s all good.
Service guy – NO SERIOUSLY, I AM SO SO SORRY.
Me – I’m also serious, please don’t apologize. I thought it was funny. But, just so you know, it is
my truck. I’m the owner.
Service guy – OF COURSE IT’S YOUR TRUCK. I AM REALLY SORRY.
Me – It’s really ok. I promise I’m not offended. Now, where do I sign ?
I walk back inside to pay for the work but stop for a moment over to say hi to the parts manager. (I don’t know him well, but we have been friendly for several years). Laughing, I tell him the
story of the mistaken identity of the truck owner.
Me – So, either I have a really shitty driver’s license picture, or the service guy is a little blind.
Parts manager – Can I see your license?
Me – Sure.
I hand him my license and he takes a good look
Parts manager (laughing) – Well, I can tell you the service guy is definitely not blind !!
We both laughed. I paid my bill. And as I drove away I realized, I never want to show anyone my driver’s license, ever again.
( Not me / not my driver’s license pic ^^^^ )