Stopped in to get an approved picture taken for my passport renewal application. The passport people are pretty fussy about how the picture is composed – has to be precisely the right size, showing exactly the right pose, and the correct face/shoulder ratio, designated color background, printed on a particular kind of paper at a specific thickness. And of course no glasses, no smiling, no teeth showing.
I’m not very photogenic at the best of times, but with all those conditions I’ve never, ever had a nice looking passport or driver’s license picture. Imagine my surprise when I got home and peeked into the little envelope to see the pictures that are going to the passport office tomorrow. It’s the best picture ever taken of me!!!
Think I have this year's Christmas card covered.