Gaming the System

My Greek partner Dimitris, when he arrived in the United States, had read that he could apply for a Florida ID so long as he was in residence here. Checking at the local courthouse, he found it was true so applied and received his Florida ID. It included a photo, his birth date, and the address where he is living. The lady who granted his application warned him that the ID was only as good as the duration of his visit. Since he is required to leave the country for one day every six months, that meant that the ID which came with a $31.00 fee was only good for the six months that he could stay here without leaving for one day. The clerk called it his $31.00 Florida souvenir. Undeterred, he is determined to show that it was not folly but pure sagacity that drove him to this acquisition. In order to prove his point, he plans to recoup his investment totally on his birthday when he will eat breakfast at IHOP, lunch at Denny’s, and dinner at Carmelita’s where each restaurant gives away a free meal on one’s birthday, so long as they have an acceptable ID.


About bobosbest

I am an 80-year-old retired English teacher whose writing goals are fulfilled by publishing these blogs. I have a wonderful married partner, Dimitris Tsitsiras, who is from Greece. Life is good and still an adventure.
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One Response to Gaming the System

  1. Bill Martin says:

    As the texties say … LOL !! Now THAT’S a good one. Gonna try that on my next birthday. We have IHOP and Denny’s, but sadly no Carmelita’s here in CA.

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