Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open. -John Barrymore
Question #47350 posted on 09/12/2008 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

My driver's license got stuck to the magnet on my phone and I'm pretty sure the magnetic strip is all messed up now. Does this matter? How can I fix it? Will it cost money to get a new one? This is an Ohio license, by the way.

- Candy Floss

A: Dear Ethel,

Sorry, but your driver's license is probably completely blank now -- as far as the magnetic strip is concerned anyways. If your phone is the one I'm thinking of (a sidekick 3?) then there is no doubt. A replacement will cost you $19.50.

As a side note, my mom had a problem with the magnet in her purse disabling her credit card's magnetic strip before we realized what was happening. Magnets: Play Carefully.

-Polly Esther