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HEY Jayne: I think you can relate to this!

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This letter is a thing of beauty (even if the language is a bit rough). You definitely feel the guy's pain! An actual letter to the passport office...    

Dear sirs, 

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 cable t.v. from them back in 1987, and yet, the Federal  Government is still asking me where I was born and on what date.  For XXXXX sakes, do you guys do this by hand?

My birth date you have on my social security 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 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 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, I'm really xxxxxx off this morning.  Between you an' me, I've had enough of this bull! You send the application to my house, then you ask me for my friggin' address.

What is going on? You have a gang of Neanderthals  workin' there.  Look at my damn picture. Do I look like Bin Laden? I don't want to dig up Yasser Arafat, for goodness sakes. I just want to go and park my axx on a sandy beach. And would
someone please tell me, why would you give a damn 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 xxxx not want to tell anyone!

Well, I have to go now, cause I have to go to the other end of the city and get another friggin' 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 to damn easy and maybe makes sense. You'd rather have us running all over the friggin' place like chickens with our heads cut off, then find some idiot to confirm that it's really  me on the damn picture - you know, the one where we're not allowed to smile?! (bureaucratic friggin' morons) Hey, you know why we can't smile? We're totally xxxxxxx off!
- 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 had security
 clearances up the yingyang.  However, I have to get someone' important' to verify who I am - you know someone like my doctor WHO WAS BORN AND RAISED IN INDIA !

Have fun editing this!

Cyndi A.