Anyone need a new passport....?
Dear Mr. Minister,
I'm in the process of renewing my passport, and still cannot believe this.
How is it that Radio Shack has my address and telephone number and knows
that I bought a t.v. cable from them back in 1997, and yet, the Federal
Government is still asking me where I was born and on what date.
For Christ sakes, do you guys do this by hand?
My birth date you have on my social insurance card, and it is on all the
income tax forms I've filed for the past 30 years. It is on my health
insurance card, my driver's license, on the last eight goddamn passports
I've had, on all those stupid customs declaration forms I've had to fill out
before being allowed off the planes over the last 30 years, and all those
insufferable census forms that are done at election times.
Would somebody please take note, once and for all, that my mother's
name is Maryanne, my father's name is Robert and I'd be absolutely
astounded if that ever changed between now and when I die!!!!!!!!!!!
I apologize, Mr. Minister. I'm really pissed off this morning. Between you
an' me, I've had enough of this bullshit! You send the application to my
house, then you ask me for my @#&in' address. What is going on? You
have a gang of Neanderthals assholes workin' there!
Look at my damn picture. Do I look like Bin Laden? I don't want to dig up
Yasser Arafat, for shit sakes. I just want to go and park my ass on a
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, I'd sure as hell not want to tell
Well, I have to go now, 'cause I have to go to the other end of the city and
get another @#%in copy of my birth certificate, to the tune of $60! 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??
Nooooo, that'd be too damn easy and maybe make sense. You'd rather
have us running all over the @#%in' place like chickens with our heads cut
off, then find some asshole to confirm that it's really me on the goddamn
picture - you know, the one where we're not allowed to smile?!
Hey, you know why we can't smile? We're totally pissed off!
Signed - An Irate @#%ing Canadian 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
when one of my forefathers took up arms against the Americans.
I have served in the military for something over 30 years and have had
security clearances up the yingyang. I was aide de camp to the lieutenant
governor of our province for ten years and I have been doing volunteer work
for the RCMP for about five years. However, I have to get someone
'important' to verify who I am - you know, someone like my doctor WHO
WAS BORN AND RAISED IN COMMUNIST @#%ing CHINA!!!