We Don’t Store Pictures From Previous Millennia

, , | Right | May 10, 2018

(I work in a store that also takes passport pictures. We are not allowed to store them for more than 30 days; after that, they get deleted automatically from our computer. Also note that when you apply for a passport — at least in my country — your photo can’t be more than six months old. For example, if you have a five-year passport, you are not allowed to use the same picture on your new passport.)

Customer: *calls on a phone* “Hi, you guys took my passport photo just a little while back. Now I seem to have lost it. I was wondering if you guys could just print me a new one?”

Me: “Sure, when was it taken? Last week or so? We store them for 30 days in our computer.”

Customer: “Oh, it was year 1999. Or maybe 2001. But surely you still have it?”

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