Face masks have become yet another thing we have to remember on a daily basis, joining a long list that features the likes of house keys, brushing teeth and putting on pants.
But one woman in the US forgot to take hers off at a fairly important moment.
Lesley Pilgrim, from Laguna Hills, California, forgot to remove her face covering while having a new photo taken for her driving licence. Luckily for the 25-year-old, the photographer realised her error and took another photo of her maskless.
However, something went wrong somewhere along the line, because when her ID turned up, it was the masked up photo printed on her ID - and clearly an ID card with a masked up photo is about as much use as a chocolate kettle, an opaque window, or a cake with marzipan in it.
Law student Lesley said: "I thought 'This is a joke - this is my life'.
"At first I just kind of stared at it, it took some time to process, then I started thinking, 'Oh gosh, as a law student this can't be legal!'
"If I give this to a police officer he's going to think it's fake and I'm going to get in trouble. I started thinking about all the legal ramifications.
"I sent it off to my friends, concerned about how this would operate, and they all just laughed at me.
"I said, 'I'm glad you all think it's hilarious but I want to cry because now I have to go back to the DMV and go back in line'."
Indeed, Lesley will have to return to the queue at the DMV, but she's going to get a new driving licence free of charge.
Once she's got it, she plans to frame it as a memento. But in the meantime, she has been using the daft ID without any problems.
She said: "The first time I gave it to a waiter and he didn't say anything so I thought, that's funny, they probably just looked straight at the date.
"But then my friend said 'Look again, look at that picture', and he said he noticed but didn't want me to be embarrassed so didn't say anything.
"The second time the guy just goes 'Oh, your mask's on' and then just moves on with his life - it is California!"
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