The well-documented desire of NY Governor Eliot Spitzer to change the official documentation requirements for obtaining a driver’s license in NY has been the ceaseless topic of coverage in our beloved capital city these days.
So, when stopping by St. Peter’s Hospital to pick up a disc from the medical image archive, I was chatting with the guy behind the counter as he arranged the appropriate form for me to sign to comply with the incredibly fun medical privacy rules, after of course I was asked to prove my identity. We continued talking about all the red carpets deployed in the midst of the hospital’s bustling main entrance, he shared that things there were crazy today because the governor was coming by for something, he wasn’t sure what. I suggested he might want to make sure that the governor could properly verify his identity… just sayin’.
In that moment, it was really funny.