That wasn't me, honest!

cornishman

The Coder
Staff member
#1
I didn't walk up to town and into the Co-op this morning. I didn't walk around the store and accumulate £34.00 of shopping. I didn't go to the checkout, pack all the shopping then discover I'd left my damn wallet at home. I didn't have to walk the walk of shame past the ten or so queue that had gathered, or get berated by the cashier. I didn't have to walk all the way home, pick up the wallet then walk all the way back up to the Co-op and collect my shopping...........
...... or did I? :08::42::08:
 

RickAns

Well-Known Member
#3
I did something similar in the past but not quiet as extreme. Standing at the cashier all ready to check out then discovering I left my wallet in the car. Had to run out to get it, then run back in to pay. Was extremely thankful I had left it in the car instead of at home. Would not have been good to be driving without ID. :oops:
 

Pearl

Super Moderator
Staff member
#4
I did something similar in the past but not quiet as extreme. Standing at the cashier all ready to check out then discovering I left my wallet in the car. Had to run out to get it, then run back in to pay. Was extremely thankful I had left it in the car instead of at home. Would not have been good to be driving without ID. :oops:

Do you need ID to drive?
 

Pearl

Super Moderator
Staff member
#5
I didn't walk up to town and into the Co-op this morning. I didn't walk around the store and accumulate £34.00 of shopping. I didn't go to the checkout, pack all the shopping then discover I'd left my damn wallet at home. I didn't have to walk the walk of shame past the ten or so queue that had gathered, or get berated by the cashier. I didn't have to walk all the way home, pick up the wallet then walk all the way back up to the Co-op and collect my shopping...........
...... or did I? :08::42::08:
Tut!!!
 

RickAns

Well-Known Member
#6
Hi, Pearl.

Sorry, I use the words ID and Drivers License interchangeably. We need to have our drivers license on us when driving. If you get pulled over or in an accident you need to show it plus proof of insurance. Plus it is also an ID for when buying alcohol, tobacco, cashing a check and such. I've long passed the age where I get 'carded' to show I am old enough to buy beer / wine at a store or bar.


added- An ID card is not necessarily a drivers license.
Do you not need to carry a driver license on you in the UK when you drive?
 
#7
Hi, Pearl.

Sorry, I use the words ID and Drivers License interchangeably. We need to have our drivers license on us when driving. If you get pulled over or in an accident you need to show it plus proof of insurance. Plus it is also an ID for when buying alcohol, tobacco, cashing a check and such. I've long passed the age where I get 'carded' to show I am old enough to buy beer / wine at a store or bar.


added- An ID card is not necessarily a drivers license.
Do you not need to carry a driver license on you in the UK when you drive?

No Rick you don't if you get stopped you have to produce your documents at your local police station within a prescribed period , well if you can find one because they have shut something like 600 in recent months .
 

Marianna

Well-Known Member
#10
To put the record straight what I explained DID happen, but not all bad. I've been shopping in that Co-Op for over thirty years and know all the staff and most of the regular customers on first name terms. We all had a laugh about it :D
That's a relief. Fortunately, my cash, credit & debit cards and driver's license are all in my wallet, which lives in plain sight next to the back door. I don't think I've walked out without it more than once in my entire adult life, thank goodness, but it could happen any time.
 

Marianna

Well-Known Member
#11
Hi, Pearl.

Sorry, I use the words ID and Drivers License interchangeably. We need to have our drivers license on us when driving. If you get pulled over or in an accident you need to show it plus proof of insurance. Plus it is also an ID for when buying alcohol, tobacco, cashing a check and such. I've long passed the age where I get 'carded' to show I am old enough to buy beer / wine at a store or bar.


added- An ID card is not necessarily a drivers license.
Do you not need to carry a driver license on you in the UK when you drive?
See https://www.dhs.gov/real-id

My state, New York, is already issuing Real-ID driver's licenses. My license doesn't expire until 2020 and renewal is fairly expensive, so I don't want to renew early just to get a license with the Real-ID logo on it. Fortunately, TSA still accepts a US passport as proof of citizenship, so I can use it to board the domestic flight that I have to take to connect with an international flight to England. The international flight and entry into the UK require my passport anyway.

Renewal in 2020 to get a Real-ID license will be a bit of a hassle.

It requires your original Social Security card with your current name on it, which most younger people's parents got for them at birth in order to open a savings account for all the cash gifts. Goodness knows where the card is by now, so you have to contact the SSI office to get a new one. If your name has changed since issuance and you haven't gotten a new card, you need get one.

Two original proofs of current address, such as your current driver's license as long as your current address is printed on it and another one such as a utility bill or a bank statement. These must be originals received via Postal Mail, not picked up online as most are these days. The Department of Homeland Security is behind the times on that requirement.

US Passport or original birth certificate or several other options for non-US citizens in the country legally. How many people know where their birth certificate is? If not, and if, like the majority of Americans, you don't have a passport, and you don't know where your birth certificate is, you'll need to order a certified copy of your birth certificate from the relevant department in the state where your were born. For a price, of course.

Then you go to the nearest DMV office and stand in a long, slow-moving line, usually with a rude clerk at the counter when you finally get there. It's going to be a miserable couple of hours!
 

Pearl

Super Moderator
Staff member
#12
Hi, Pearl.

Sorry, I use the words ID and Drivers License interchangeably. We need to have our drivers license on us when driving. If you get pulled over or in an accident you need to show it plus proof of insurance. Plus it is also an ID for when buying alcohol, tobacco, cashing a check and such. I've long passed the age where I get 'carded' to show I am old enough to buy beer / wine at a store or bar.


added- An ID card is not necessarily a drivers license.
Do you not need to carry a driver license on you in the UK when you drive?
As Captain said no we don't, it's usually 14 / 28 days to show up at the police station with your licence, insurance is on a data base and they know instantly if you don't have any, that's a huge no no here. They also know date of MOT too so there's no getting away with it here.
 
#13
Then you go to the nearest DMV office and stand in a long, slow-moving line, usually with a rude clerk at the counter when you finally get there. It's going to be a miserable couple of hours!

So a bit like this poor Gentleman had to face when he finds his relatives , by marriage, are employees in his local DMV Ofice.

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barmpot

Well-Known Member
#14
No Rick you don't if you get stopped you have to produce your documents at your local police station within a prescribed period , well if you can find one because they have shut something like 600 in recent months .


For some years I was not entirely sure where my driving licence was. As it was not a photo-card one (as I had not moved house for a very long time) it was not much use as ID. It was where I thought it was but not instantly gettatable. But then I can leave th house without my mobile, somehow I think I have not quite caught up with modern life! I have still not moved house either!!
 

Adanor

Well-Known Member
#15
That's a relief. Fortunately, my cash, credit & debit cards and driver's license are all in my wallet, which lives in plain sight next to the back door. I don't think I've walked out without it more than once in my entire adult life, thank goodness, but it could happen any time.
Everything I need lives in my purse except for my keys which live on the same spot on my dresser.
 

onyx(John)

Super Moderator
Staff member
#16
It's a potential penalty point offence in Ireland if you don't have your licence with you. It's also an offence if you get caught doing 70 in a 50 zone, but that's another story :08:
 
#17
Appears this was one of the first guys to get a ticket and three penalty points for speeding in Ireland. He claimed he was driving the man in the cap to some sort of altercation with the local Squire and needed to get him there expediently.

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