Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Typos & Shoes

Original post date: October 10, 2012

This was a week of typos and shoes.

When a couple comes to the Hall of Records to get married, they enter all the information for the bride and groom themselves, into a computer in the lobby.  Any mistakes made in that section are their fault.  When they get to the counter, they hand-write the witness information for the clerk.  My handwriting is appalling, so I can understand how clerks sometimes mistake an "a" for an "o" or a "1" for a "7".

Before the couple pays for the license, they read it over, looking for typos.  The couple is not always in the clearest frame of mind, which may explain why our upstairs clerk had to reprint 3 licenses during my shift.  It wasn't just one kind of mistake.  We had a misspelled witness name, an incorrect birth date, and a missing apartment number.

Moral: Always get the couple to read the license first.

Fashion report
Great-looking and well-matched heels were the order of the day.  A bride with a black dress and a rose in her hair had rose heels with black trim.  Sparkly silver dress = sparkly silver heels. And what is a white sleeveless dress without white heels?

Best post-vow shout by a groom: "Go A's!"  Let's hope...

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