Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Get it Write

I’m not the type of person that gets mad and when I do, it's over in a day or so. Today is one of those days. I'm upset regarding my passport.
I documented before that due to new passport laws, I missed an oversea adventure in Spain. Frustrating, but I got over it. My passport came back the middle of July but the information was so horribly scratched, I couldn't make out my birth date, passport number, or expiration. In addition, my name was misspelled. I had to send it back - on my dime - and wait a few more weeks.
Well, my passport returned again on August 19th. The scratches are fixed but my name is spelled wrong...again. I must have the most commonly misspelled name ever. I am tiffed that I have to pay - for the second time - to ship my passport back.

Do all forms take this long? If so, I think I’ll start submitting paperwork for my death certificate now because if this does kill me, heaven knows I want my name spelled right!

10 comments:

Kassie said...

That stinks! Man I better start our paperwork for our trip in April.

I'm Chrissy! said...

I think the US doesn't want you leaving the country. How do they get it wrong that many times?!?

ThomCarter said...

Do you spell your name wrong on the forms?

I wouldn't put it past you to do something like that.

charlotta-love said...

Kassie: I highly recommend starting now. You just never know what problems might arise...

Chrissy: What can I say? The country loves me!

Tom Karter: no. I didn't spell it wrong. Plus they had a copy of my driver's license, my birth certificate, AND my social security. They are all spelled correctly. Argh.

bec said...

I still don't have a passport, and when we went to Canada we forgot our birth certificates. We were a little nervous about getting in & out of the country but somehow we slipped by.

thethinker said...

I think they should have to pay for it.

And I still haven't gotten my passport in the mail. It's been a few months and I'm starting to get kind of worried.

michelle said...

when i moved back to tejas, i had to get a texas driver's license for school and car insurance...after giving them my ga one (to look at and transfer the data correctly) they spelled my name wrong and got my birthday wrong by 10 days. when i went there to correct it, she said she didnt make mistakes and that i was wrong unless i showed her my birth certificate....and then this older guy who listened to our whole arguement i guess liked that i got "hot" and tried to hit on me....but anyway,...i think this is how idenity theft starts, ppl just get tired of arguing and get a new idenity. i thought about it....but didnt want to get double the credit card mail.

Vanilla Vice said...

Do what I do and continually blame the government for all your problems. In this case, it actually is accurate.

Kelly said...

I'm lucky I have such a boring, simple name. And I think that last comment is hilarious!

Shankar said...

A friend of mine (a high ranking US Navy officer) said that he believes that the worst of the worst government officials get sent to the consular department. I could swap horror stories with you for hours.