My recent encounter with Filipino stupidity concerning Notary Public has me once again with my face in palm. It takes me back to another utterly stupid and pointless use of a notarization which BDO required. I lost my savings passbook a couple years ago, and went to request a new one. They wanted me to go to a notary public and have him notarize a written statement that I lost my passbook, then bring it back to them to receive a replacement passbook. What this essentially says is, “we don’t believe that you lost your passbook, even though we see you regularly here, even though we have verified you, have your multiple forms of ID on file, and have been a known account holder here for years, we want you to go to someone who doesn’t know you from Jack Shit and put a stamp on a paper and bring it to us, then we’ll believe you lost your passbook”. Why are Filipinos so fucking stupid??? Why???
It’s like a bunch of small children mimicking the actions of grown ups, sort of like “playing house” or “playing doctor”. They pretend the actions based on what they see and observe in the world of adults, but have no real clue as to the purpose of the observed actions or processes. They just like to pretend to be grown ups. If they’re playing “court” they’ll make make up the laws as they go along to best suit their need to win. This is the reality of how Filipinos function. They really are not concerned with logic or reason, as long as they can use the big words, and APPEAR to be functioning just like the grown-ups (or in this case, just like the intelligent people of the world), they think that will equate to actually being intelligent and purposeful.
Filipinos are, in a mental and intellectual sense, just dumb little children “playing country” or “playing society”.
They feel they can change the rules in the middle of the game. Presidents don’t know the constitutional limits of their power, and when they do something which clearly violates those limits (GMA and Chief Justice Corona), it’s not a clear cut court process, they argue and bicker for weeks at an enormous cost to the public without actually looking at what their laws state. In fact, it shouldn’t have even happened to begin with. Had anyone had any knowledge of their constitution, GMA’s last minute, skin of her teeth appointment of Corona should have been stopped in it’s tracks. What a bunch of fucking Filipino idiots.
I have to move again due to the fucking over I got from both Globe and PLDT when I moved into the current place I am living. So I found another place back closer into the Manila area, and one that I know has hard wired DSL line connections. But that’s not the point of this article. Now on to the bit about Notary Public.
So I sign the lease agreement. I asked for a copy of the lease agreement. (It amazes me that I have to ask for something that should be FUCKING COMMON SENSE AND COMMON-FUCKING-KNOWLEDGE.
“Sir, I will have this agreement notarized and make copies for you”
Well, first of all, let’s take a look at the purpose and function of a Notary Public:
The primary function of a notary public is to witness the execution of important documents, such as deeds, affidavits and powers of attorney. Some documents require that the party swear on oath that the information provided is accurate and that his signature is willful. The function of the notary public is to administer the oath, adding a statement to the document called a “jurat,” which lists the date of the oath, the venue it was performed, and that it was duly administered. If swearing an oath is disagreeable to the signer, the notary can also perform an affirmation, accomplishing the same essential function.
So how very typical for Filipinos to be so fucking clueless and mind-numbingly stupid
“That’s not the way we do it here in Philippines sir”
Well, that very statement is THE CORE OF WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOUR COUNTRY, why it’s so poor, why it’s so corrupt!!! You blatantly CHOOSE to do things that defy reason, logic, and SANITY!!!
So please tell me what is the point in this case of having this document notarized? Because it’s going to get a notarization stamp on it without actually, in the very meaning of the word “notarized”, having been notarized. You’re going to pay someone to lie on paper. To make a legal document illegal. Isn’t that extremely ass-backwards?????
“If you want YOUR copy falsely notarized, fine. I’ve never had any lease agreement notarized in this country, so we will sign TWO COPIES of this document. One for you, one for me. If you want to throw your money away on getting your copy illegally notarized, fine, that’s your dumb fucking choice. But I’m not handing over a single peso without a cash receipt for the money, and a signed original of our lease agreement right now, not later. Why?
- Because of “the way you do things here in Philippines”!!
- Because it’s COMMON FUCKING SENSE
I’ll end this post with my common signature;