Letter to the passport application department

chickn 2011/04/19 15:02:52


Dear Mrs. Ms. or Sir:
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 TV from them in 1987 (23 years ago), 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? Ever heard of computers?
My birth date you have in my social security file. It's on EVERY income tax form I've filed for the past 30 years. It's on my Medicare health insurance card and my driver's license, It's on the last eight damn passports I've had, It's on every stupid customs declaration form I've had to fill out before being allowed off the plane for the last 30 years. And it's on all those census forms that we have to do 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'm reasonably confident that neither name is likely to change between now and when I die.

Between you an' me, I've had enough of this bureaucratic bullshit!
You send the application to my house, then you ask me for my #*&#%* & address.<span> </span><br> What is going on? You must have a gang of bureaucratic <span class=yshortcuts id=lw_1303224958_3>Neanderthal</span> morons working there!<span> </span><br> Look at my damn picture. Do I look like Bin Laden? And "No," I don't want to dig up <span class=yshortcuts id=lw_1303224958_4>Yasser Arafat</span>, for shit sakes. I just want to go and park my ass 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?<span> </span><br> 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 anyone!<span> </span><br><br> Well, I have to go now because I have to go to the other end of the city and get another #*@&#^@*@ & <span class=yshortcuts id=lw_1303224958_5>copy of my birth certificate</span> to the tune of $100.<span> </span><br> Would it be so difficult to have all the services in the same area so I could get a new passport the same day? Nooooo that would require planning and organization. And it would be too logical for the @&^*^%@% government.<span> </span><br> You’d rather have us running all over the place like chickens with our heads cut off. Then, we have to find some asshole to confirm that it's really me in the damn picture - you know, the one where we're not allowed to smile.......Hey, you know why we can't smile?<span> </span><br>We’re totally pissed off!<span> </span><br><span> </span><br> Signed<span> </span><br> An Irate Citizen.<span> </span><br><span> </span><br> P.S. Remember what I wrote about getting someone to confirm that the picture is me? Well, my family has been in the United States of America since 1776. I have served in the military for something over 35 years and have had <span class=yshortcuts id=lw_1303224958_6>security clearances</span> up the ying yang. However, I have to get someone important to verify who I am - you know; someone like my doctor........ WHO WAS BORN AND RAISED IN <span class=yshortcuts id=lw_1303224958_7>INDIA</span>!<span> </span><br>> And you assholes want to run our health care system?????<span> </span>
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  • dave b 2011/04/19 15:27:16
    dave b
    Excellent and on point letter....to bad Big Sis is going to put this poor fed up citizen on the 'no fly' list because of it.

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  • T Bevan 2011/04/20 13:28:03
    T Bevan
    Hummm , birthcertificate & passport?

    Has anyone seen PBO's?
  • Lynn 2011/04/19 18:36:16
    Nothing like a little venting to relieve stress...
  • mg's haven~POTL~PWCM~JLA 2011/04/19 18:27:30
    mg's haven~POTL~PWCM~JLA
    You know they have to punish us for behaving. Common sense is against the law now remember?
  • none 2011/04/19 17:21:13
  • dave b 2011/04/19 15:27:16
    dave b
    Excellent and on point letter....to bad Big Sis is going to put this poor fed up citizen on the 'no fly' list because of it.
  • askmike 2011/04/19 15:23:52
    Been plagiarizing long? This "letter" was first printed, word for word that you copied, in 2008. The original was addressed to the Canadian authorities. But you have altered it to be to the State Department.
  • chickn askmike 2011/04/19 16:24:31 (edited)
    it was sent to me in an email, I never said I wrote it, i am just passing it on for humor...
  • busyboots askmike 2011/04/19 21:23:23
    So, what's your Liberal take on this....what is your point?
  • beachbum 2011/04/19 15:18:29
    That's government for ya'. Loved it - thanks for posting!
  • KoAm 2011/04/19 15:18:24
    It's no better in other countries, if that's any consolation.

    I send money to my US bank account via wire transfer from the Japanese post office.

    Every time I go to do it, I have to fill out the same form -- and put my address, phone number, etc. every time.

    This is despite the fact that the Japanese government has all my personal info on file, as they do for all resident foreigners.
  • Ron KoAm 2011/04/19 21:48:04
    All governments want to be the same - domineering!
  • wtxwoman 2011/04/19 15:13:48
    That's great. I love it! And, so true. LOL!
  • mrdog 2011/04/19 15:12:20
    Awesome on the target message to the feds..... of course
    they don't care..... who writes these question for passport
    renewal.... incredible....bark
  • sglmom 2011/04/19 15:06:45
    SIGH .. can so relate to this person!
  • Dora Rachael 2011/04/19 15:06:41
    Dora Rachael
    Brilliant. Kudos to this guy. Yep, these are the bureaucratics in the government. Is it any wonder why we are going down the tubes! What BS!
  • chickn 2011/04/19 15:05:35
    crap, sorry about all the code in there, wasnt there when I posted it!
  • keeper 2011/04/19 15:03:35
    I love that Scoop~~

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