Woman Gets Her Drivers License With A Photo Of An Empty Chair

She had no reason to suspect that anything went wrong – that is until she opened up her mail.

Nobody likes going to the DMV. It’s right up there with going to the dentist or the doctor – it’s something we hate doing, but we do it when we have to. Unlike the dentist or the doctor’s where we have to be physically present for the appointment, the DMV is thankfully taking things to the online front. And we are so thankful for that. If it’s something simple like renewing a driver’s license, we now have the option to skip the long lines and just do it online from the comfort of our homes.

Sometimes things go a little wonky when you try to do things online. And one woman found out just how wrong things can go when trying to renew her driver’s license on the DMV website. The disastrous results were actually quite funny. Jade Dodd did what millions of Americans probably do on the daily, she renewed her driver’s license using the DMV’s online services. She had no reason to suspect that anything went wrong – that is until she opened up her mail.

As Jade was surprised to find, the DMV had sent her quite the unique driver’s license. While most of us usually end up with a meh-looking photo, Jade’s took the cake for bad DMV photos. In fact, her photo on there driver’s license wasn’t even a picture of her, instead, it was a picture of an empty chair!

The royal mixup was posted to Facebook by Jade. She didn’t anticipate her picture being so popular. It turns out that the people of social media were tickled by the humor of the situation.

Currently on hold with the dmv since this is what I got in the mail when I renewed my license…. 🤦‍♀️

Posted by Jade Dodd on Wednesday, August 5, 2020

As Jade shared with WKRN News 2, when she went to the DMV to get it fixed, the woman initially didn’t believe her. But when Jade insisted, the woman looked it up in the system and was quite shocked. According to Jade, the woman’s exact words were, “oh, I need my manager for this.”

Addressing the incident in a statement with News 2, Wes Moster from the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security explained, “When the customer visited the Driver Services Center a few years ago, during the transaction, an examiner made an error by capturing and saving the wrong photo (of an empty chair) to the customer’s profile. When the customer recently renewed her driver license online, she received an image of a chair because that was the last picture taken on file. When the Department was made aware of her situation, we immediately made things right with the customer and provided her with a license with her actual photo and have addressed this situation internally.”

Jade’s story is perhaps the funniest DMV mixup that we’ve heard in a while. What hilarious experiences have you had at the DMV? Let us know!