In a bone-chilling story out of Houston, 27-year-old Tess Luville remains haunted by the thought of a simple task she has to complete three weeks from now.
“My license expires on my birthday next month, and I need to renew it before then,” said Tess. “It’s really not a big deal, but my mind is heavily burdened by the mere idea that I will have to do so.”
Tess, who lives in a state where the DMV really isn’t that bad, went on to explain the existential anguish that this truly minor errand has caused.
“Every waking moment, I am filled with dread about having to renew my license in three weeks or maybe four depending on how long I feel comfortable driving with it expired,” explained Tess. “It torments my waking life, it plagues my dreams; I have no idea what I’m going to do.”
“The only way out of this personal hell is to just do the thing,” she added, after completing several other important errands via email. “And I do not know if I can do the thing.”
“Every day for a month, Tess has called me to vent about her license,” said Jerry Luville. “I don’t know how many more times I can tell her that it will probably take less than 20 minutes. Doing things in person really isn’t that bad.”
“I mean, has she even checked if she could just renew online?” he added. “I’m at my wit’s end.”
When asked if Tess had considered the online renewal route, she had this to say.
“I guess I could check if that’s possible, but that would require me to complete another task,” she said. “I don’t know if I could handle it.”