Passport problem

Why do they mail me a request for my mailing address?

I’m in the process of renewing my passport, and still cannot believe this. How is it that Wal-Mart has my address and telephone number, and knows that I bought a television set, toaster and camera from them back in 1997, and yet the federal government is still asking me where I was born and on what date?

My birth date you have in my medicare information, and it is on all the income tax forms I’ve filed for the past 40 years. It is also on my driver’s license, on the last eight passports I’ve had and on all those stupid customs declaration forms I’ve had to fill out before being allowed off planes over the past 30 years.

It’s also on all those insufferable census forms that I’ve filled in.

Also, would somebody please take note, once and for all, that my mother’s name is Audrey, my father’s name is Jack, and I’d be absolutely astounded if that ever changed between now and when I drop dead.

What do you people do with all this information we keep having to provide?

You send the application to my house, and you ask me for my address?

Would it be so complicated to have all the services in the same spot, to assist in the issuance of a new passport on the same day?

Beam me up Scotty, there’s no intelligent life down here.

John St. John

 

Parksville

 

 

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