• From: Chris Curran <metoo_03465@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: women_of_phoenix@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2010 08:54:53 -0700 (PDT)

Priceless!!! I so needed it as I had to call the post office this morning to be 
transfered 4 times to have someone tell me they couldn't verify if I had mail 
there unless I came down and showed them ID, even though they KNOW it's me.

From: Helen Knott <hiknott2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: women_of_phoenix@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Mon, October 18, 2010 11:41:12 AM
Subject: [women_of_phoenix] Fwd: ACTUAL PASSPORT APPLICATION 

This is So TRUE!!
> WARNING - Containsa fair bit of foul language...if you can take it then read 
>on, sympathise and have a laugh
>AN ACTUAL PASSPORT LETTER SENT: how true this is from a UK paper 
>Dear Sirs
>I'm in the process of renewing my passport, and still cannot believe this. How 
>is it that Sky Television has my address and telephone number and knows that I 
>bought a bleeding satellite dish from them back in 1977, and yet, the 
>is still asking me where I was bloody born and on what date?  For goodness 
>do you guys do this by hand? My birth date you have on my pension book, and it 
>is on all the income tax forms I've filed for the past 30 years. It is on my 
>National Health card, my driving license, my car insurance, AND on the last 
>eight damn passports I've had, on all those stupid customs declaration forms 
>I've had to fill out before being allowed off the plane over the last 30 
>and all those insufferable census forms. 
>    Would some body please take note, once and for all, that my mother's name 
>Mary Anne, my father's name is Robert and I'd be abso-fucking-lutely astounded 
>if that ever changed between now and when I die!!!!!!
>    I apologise, I'm really pissed off this morning. Between you and me, I've 
>had enough of this bullshit! You send the application to my house, then you 
>me for my fucking address !!!!  What is going on? Do you have a gang of 
>Neanderthal arseholes working there? Look at my damn picture. Do I look like 
>Laden?  I don't want to dig up Yasser Arafat, for shit sakes. I just want to 
>and park my arse on some sandy beach somewhere. And would someone please tell 
>me, why would you give a shit whether I plan on visiting a farm in the next 15 
>days? If I ever got the urge to do something weird to a chicken or a goat, 
>believe you me, you'd be the last fucking people I'd want to tell! 
>    Well, I have to go now, because I have to go to the other end of the poxy 
>city to get another fucking copy of my birth certificate, to the tune of £30. 
>Would it be so complicated to have all the services in the same spot to assist 
>in the issuance of a new passport the same day?? Nooooooooooooo, that'd be too 
>damn easy and maybe makes sense.  You'd rather have us running all over the 
>fucking place like chickens with our heads cut off, then have to find some 
>arsehole to confirm that it's really me on the damn picture - you know, the 
>where we're not allowed to smile?! (bureaucratic fucking morons) Hey, do you 
>know why we couldn't smile if we wanted to?  Because we're totally pissed 
>Signed  An Irate Citizen.
>    P.S. Remember what I said above about the picture and getting someone to 
>confirm that it's me? Well, my family has been in this country since 1776 
>........ I have served in the military for something over 30 years and have 
>full security clearances over 25 of those years enabling me to undertake 
>secretive missions all over the world.  ......... However, I have to get 
>'important' to verify who I am  - you know, someone like my doctor WHO WAS 
>from You Sure The Hell Should Know 


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