Foil Hat

Ever seen Signs? Well this is what happens when you let movies get in your head (pun very intended). This is the Department of Licensing’s equivalent to the tin foil hat. It was issued to me when I got my new Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) drivers license back in 2009, a license designed to get you through the boarder between the US and Canuckland a lot faster. The guy giving me the ID asked me if I wanted ones of these foil sleeves and I said I didn’t know what they were. Word for word, he said, “It’s for the crazy people who think that someone’s going to steal their soul via their license.” Obviously, I asked him for one. “You look pretty crazy,” he said. “Here, take two.”

I didn’t take them because I wanted to use them, or because I thought the Hamburglar was going to track my new ID and turn it into a cheeseburger, I just kept them to remember the jovial DOL employee and how much he livened up my experience. Seriously, the DOL can be worse than a morgue, but this guy was awesome. In my prescreening he asked me how many pounds of crack I had stashed out in my spare tire. I was having a genuinely entertaining time in a realm of life where I often checked my interest at the door. Keeping these foil sleeves helped me remember that even within the context of the mundane, awesomeness is always accessible, and therefore it’s up to me to find it. Sadly, the photographer was not as fun; he made me take off my glasses and wouldn’t even let me smile, so I ended up looking like a drug runner after all.

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~ by russell jander on January 20, 2012.

9 Responses to “Foil Hat”

  1. ..”helped me remember that even within the context of the mundane, awesomeness is always accessible, and therefore it’s up to me to find it..”

    – reason enough to read your blog.

    πŸ™‚

  2. “You look pretty crazy..” Funny as hell! Thanks for the laugh.

  3. Thanks for visiting my blog ……
    I once gave a girlfiend a used pencil case…Are you telling me this is why it didn’t work out?

  4. That was great! Thank you for the chuckle. I appreciate the follow and I’ll definitely follow yours. Laughter is the best medicine. πŸ˜‰

  5. OMG! I have hundreds and hundreds of things in my collections: Fenton glass, old Halloween antiques, old marbles, costume jewelry and such. Your posts are inspiring and I think that’s a great idea that you are saving them in your memory by blogging them. Sounds like all the stuff you have do have emotional attachments and meanings, which is great….all my stuff I bought from Ebay. I bought a ton of other people’s memories…now what to do with them…lol

  6. Funny how that good karma shit goes round and round and round. That public servant’s flippant comments still bring a smile to you years after. You share it with the blogosphere and OMG it’s the butterfly effect. I hope you haven’t started an earthquake somewhere! Maybe a rainbow?

    I truly enjoyed your post.

    • You’re totally right. It’s probably a rainquake, or an earthbow. Or maybe it’s just a ball of invisible awesomeness growing mass as it navigates the globe? No, it’s definitely an earthbow.

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