Worth the wait???
August 17, 2011 8:39am CST
My daughter is planning to have the church wedding this October, and so we started gathering requirements for marriage license from local offices. After several days, as we thought we already have all the requirements needed, we went to the local office to file them. Unfortunately, we were turned down for the reason that the officer-in-charge was looking for the father of my daughter. I told we were already separated for 13 years now, and I am the only one attending to my daughter and her other siblings. But then, all my explanations were not accepted still. The officer advised me to secure from the office of our respective councilor an Affidavit of Guardianship, wherein I will sight there what I have told him regarding my separation with my husband. And so, as an abiding citizen, I did. It was almost 11am in the morning when were entertained by again an officer-in-charge in the office of our respective councilor. In the course of our exchange of words, wherein I feel that I am being indirectly refused, with God's intervention, that person I am have spoken to directed me to another officer who has the responsibility of creating an Affidavit such as I am requesting. And I am so thankful that I have recognized that person to be one of the leaders in the Pastoral council in our church. We call him Bro. Bob. And so, explanation became easy. But before he will start typing my Affidavit, it was already 12:00noon, and so it was their lunch break. So, I have to wait another an hour and get back to him. We go back to Bro. Bob at around 1:30pm, to make sure that he already finished with what ever personal dealings he has. But to my dismay, we saw him entertaining another client, and it took them more than an hour to finish with that client's request. Yet my delight went back as he called me and explain to him (again) everything that is required to be written in that Affidavit of Guardianship. After almost an hour again, the Affidavit was finished typing, but another hindrance arise, the computer printer run-out of ink. And so we again waited another hour for the utility worker to come back from the store where he will buy the printer ink. So to make the looong story short, it took us until almost 5pm to finish our entire transaction, including the notary of that Affidavit. My goodness, just a piece of paper. It took almost a day to finish. The only consolation I had is that (probably because I knew the person who made the Affidavit) we got that notarized Affidavit for FREE, that's what I can say "worth the wait", but does it really worth the wait?