Having a thrilling morning waiting for my number to be called at Births, Deaths and Marriages to get a copy of my birth certificate because this is still easier than finding the box my previous copy is stored in.

Calling C014? C??? You can't just change the rules like this!

Oh, A114 as well? OK we're still on track. No more of this C business though thanks.

F004 and F005? Ok now they're just mocking me.

A115 your application for unpersonhood has been approved. Goodbye.

E002? How many letters do they have to use to mess with me?

A122 called and a group of people who were behind me in the queue moved up. Was there a lottery I didn't know about?

A123 ... yay?

For a place that deals with birth registrations, they're really poorly equipped to deal with lots of people showing up with prams here.

A124! So close I can taste it. My only fear is that now it's after 12 and half the staff may be about to leave for lunch.

A125! Unless they invent more letters, I'm next-ish! Thank you for joining me on this journey.


Well they faked me out! I got called, I proved my identity adequately, and then ... "It'll take a few minutes to print, just step aside and I'll call you when it's ready."

Wait time now unknown. I feel lost without my number.

Ok the wait time turned out to be about as long as it took to type that last Toot.

Goodbye, BD&M!

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