And in further observance of National Indignation Day
A legal document requiring notarization had the wrong name on it, a version never used in any way, form, shape, or manner. After drawing a line through the wrong name, replacing it with the correct name, initialing the change, and duly appearing before the notary public, I mailed the affidavit. In response came a snippy letter along the following lines: "This letter is in acknowledgement [sic] of your statement on your affidavit . . . . It is the policy of . . . to use the name on the Social Security Card as the legal name entered into our database. This is in compliance with IRS regulations. If you would like to have [the] . . . name . . . entered as you stated on your form you will need to present a Social Security Card in the name you have used." What crap! These people have seen the Social Security card in question. The name on the form as they prepared it bears no resemblance to the name on the Social Security card. The corrected name is the one appearing on tax documents, a passport, and legal forms of all sorts. And just what are these manufactured IRS rules? This is a name that has always been good enough for Uncle Sam, so it should be good enough for you officious, ignorant, untruthful excuses for I-won't-say-what. I notice that there was no affidavit to be redone enclosed with the letter. Maybe because identification for the corrected name is what was presented to the notary public? There; now that I've written this, I won't write that letter, won't make that angry telephone call, and will return the stupid letter to the file.