Wasting the Time of the Notary Public

I had a call for Notary Public services, and as I am no longer having folks come to our home, I offered to meet her at Wendy’s nearby.

She drove over from Whitehaven (20-30 minutes each way); I drove less than 2 miles.

The document to be Notarized was an Affidavit of Indigency for a lawsuit she was filing the next day. When I told her she would have to fill in all the blanks, she said they were all N/A. Well, if the Affidavit does not apply, how can you swear or affirm under penalty of perjury that it is true? You can’t !

I let her know that her attorney should give her legal advice, but, as she clearly had the money for the case (in a money order among the papers she showed me) & as the Affidavit did not apply in her situation, I could not “just Notarize it.”

She wasted her time & gas driving across town for no reason. At least, MY trip was short. This is the last time I will drive anywhere for free.


About Tim Gatewood

55+, male, widowed (May 2016). Mobile notary public and signing agent, freelance writer, and ordained minister. Science fiction and fantasy fan, willing servant to cats, avid reader and collector of books and other stuff. Please see my websites (including this blog and others) for more info on me and what I think about the issues of the day.
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