ID Cards Wrong Sided

Walking into the office this morning with my ID card hanging around my neck I noticed two things.

The first was that the security guard on the door was basing access more on the fact that he recognised my face as belonging in the building. I can say that with certainty because I noticed that the ID card was, in fact, the wrong way around and my picture was pointing at my chest.

This led to the second observation. About 90% of those walking through the door with me had their cards facing the wrong way too.

Seems that all ID cards in the world are printed on the wrong side. I say the printing is on the wrong side because it does not matter how they are hung, from your neck or attached to a pocket, they all turn around and face the wrong way.

Now there is a way to make a bazillion dollars … invent a method of hanging ID cards on people that keeps them pointing the correct way. Suggestions are welcome.

3 thoughts on “ID Cards Wrong Sided

  1. roeland 30 November 1999 / 8:00 am

    Very easy: print the same on both sides 🙂


  2. thomo the lost 30 November 1999 / 8:00 am

    Ah, but if this was done then there would be no space for those useful pieces of information included on the back, such as

    This XYZ Company ID Card is only valid inside the offices of XYZ Company


    This XYZ Company ID Card is for use by the badge owner only. Badge is the property of XYZ Company



  3. roeland 30 November 1999 / 8:00 am

    you are right of course; that is indeed information that is absolutely necessary.

    One might forget where one works… 😉 or what to use the card for…

    so sorry, no other solutions spring to mind except using a small font for this info….


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