The new Texan recently blogged about her mug-shot-like new driver's license, and I realized I hadn't changed mine yet. I'd actually been delaying it because according to the official website, regardless of if you were moving to the state or if you were a new driver, you had to take the written test and possibly even take a driving test pending the examiner deeming it necessary. And THAT was not high-priority for me. (The website overstated. Real people let an out-of-state license suffice.)
But although they took a photo, they didn't send me home with it on an immediately-ready shiny plastic card. Instead I got a North Carolina 20-day Temporary Driving Certificate. If I got stopped, I would have to show my PA license as well as this half-sheet of printer paper with all my stats.
The real card will come by mail next week.
Which is one thing for a library card (they do that to verify your address), but on a driver's license it means that the infamous driver's license photo goes unseen until there's a week between you and the clerk at the DMV. There's no doublecheck on the photo. There's no retakes. And the clerk gets no repercussion. The mail carrier might, though.