July 22, 2002

· Misc

I was at the DMV (or “MVD” as they say here) all morning, getting a new Driver’s License. Laurie came and got one, too. Because I am a worthless foreigner, my license is good only for the length of my current visa. But Laurie got a regular one (her being a bona fide citizen and all). It turns out that Arizona basically lets you have the same license forever! Laurie’s expires in 2041 or something. It’s amazing they even bother to put the date on the card. I don’t know why they do this. Perhaps the state doesn’t want to bother issuing new licenses every five or ten years, like other states. Whatever the reason, it means that if you get a Driver’s License in Arizona, you’ll probably expire before it does.

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I am Associate Professor of Sociology at Duke University. I’m affiliated with the Kenan Institute for Ethics, the Markets and Management Studies program, and the Duke Network Analysis Center.



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