Relax, this is only temporary
This is the sheet of paper that the State of New York gives you when you apply for a driver's license. You're forced to surrender your real, out-of-state, plastic ID card, and you're given this little piece of paper... with no photo on it, and no means of identifying the carrier of this "interim license." I somehow doubt that most drinking establishments would accept this as "proper ID."
- Lushes like me: has anyone had problems getting into clubs or bars that card with this "interim license?"
- Bouncers and bartenders: how do you handle patrons with this piece of paper? Do you want another form of ID with it? What if I have no other form of photo ID?
What I can't figure out is how New York can be so far behind the times. Even in Vermont, I got my license on-site within minutes after applying. And it wasn't a ghetto old-school New Jersey-style laminated ID, either. It was a fully digitized, secure ID. Even in Rhode Island, who mails you your ID weeks later much like New York, you at least get a photo on your temporary license.
Of course, I'm now officially a resident of the same state that can't decide on a system to replace lever-action voting booths.