With the advent of achievements on Xbox and badges on things like Foursquare, you kinda get used to the idea that there should be something to commemorate certain events.
What if we had them for life? Graduation, filing your taxes for the first time, paying off a loan, etc. Today was one of those days where I wish we had them. I drove home for the first time, at 32, on the freeway in rush hour traffic in a downpour. My wipers were going nuts and we never went over 40. I am wearing an invisible badge on my shoulder right now that reads “rush hour downpour survivor”.
I think it would make things more interesting.
PS: I got home in time to see this from my balcony: