Imma tell you , I DO NOT LIKE BIN LADEN. Since 9/11 our government has set in place some feel good rules that they say will protect us much better.
Sherry and I have had passports for years, the boys traveled with us over seas so they never needed passports. Today we were supposed to remedy that situation. We have been waiting 6 weeks for this appointment.
Our life style has cause some complications in life. Jack Jr. was born in at Keesler AFB in Biloxi, Miss. Mark was born in Kirksville, Missouri. I was born in Gastonia, NC and Sherry was born in Belmont, NC. So if we need a birth certificate it is no simple task. Fortunately a couple years on a trip around the country we passed thru Kirksville, and on a whim we decided to get a copy of Mark’s Birth Certificate. Good move. Because Mark is the ‘can’t find a thing’ son. The I musta lost it son, if you now what I mean.
Jack Jr. is a I have it son. I called to be sure weeks ago that jack had his birth certificate. Sure dad, I have it and a copy.
So today Jack handed his ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE over to the lady. You know the pretty one, with the gold seal on it. The one that is nearly 55 years old and in basically mint condition. He handed it over only to hear the words, this is not good enough. I must have one with a raised seal on it. WHAT? his mama is here, his daddy is here. I have the family Bible out in the car can’t that be proof enough?
NADA, no can do. I am thinking. 4 weeks from now we need the passport in hand, I cannot just run down to Biloxi, Mississippi and pick up a certified copy.
WHAT DANG GOOD IS AN ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE?????? You protect it like a treasure, for what?
“Oh,” passport lady says, “You can go to this website, vitalchek.com, and get one!” She didn’t say, $42 and a few days later!
Okay, so I have that off my chest. Why doesn’t the processor have the authority to say here is a statement by properly Identified Mama and Daddy along with a copy of a Bible entry verifying that this is a true Birth certificate.
I just wanted to gripe, thanks for listening.
PS: Of course Sherry is saying to me, calm down she is just doing her job, she must follow the rules.(and all that sweet stuff). (Of course I did apologize to the lady for yelling at her. She accepted my apology)
Yeah, everything is on track now, but I was planning to go on vacation in the next day or two, now that is delayed, LOL.
(I know, you all think I am on vacation all the time. LOL)
I will look at some old cars and I will feel better..
Now I feel better. I ordered some Holy Cow coffee from Louis, I could use a cup of Frog Fuel about now. LOL