Last Thursday morning was our initial status conference for the divorce.
I was anxious that, because Doom-n-Gloom doesn’t have a picture ID, we might have some problems. So ahead of time I talked with a court adviser who explained that the facilitator probably wouldn’t even ask for identification — but we should bring whatever he has just in case.
Before I wrote my Signatures post last week, there was a little bit of “drama” with Doom-n-Gloom.
After all this time, he still doesn’t have any type of government-issued picture ID! He wanders around with a ratty old County-Issued Birth Certificate that the state of Colorado won’t even accept as legitimate proof of identity and his photo ID from work. (I wrote my Is a Drivers License Important? post over 2.5 years ago)
When he gets carded at liquor stores, they won’t sell to him because he can’t prove his age. He then argues with the cashier because he is “obviously old enough to buy alcohol, gray hairs and all!” Of course that never helps, but he feels the need to do it anyway.
He has to call and make special arrangements if he needs to take an airplane anywhere. He gets to go to the Special Kids line… I’m so glad he doesn’t travel often, and never with me.
He can’t even get into a marijuana dispensary, let alone buy the shit!
Two weeks ago we went to a Notary Public at UPS to have our divorce papers notarized so I could file them with the county court.
Of course, the Notary would not notarize Doom-n-Gloom’s signatures because he could not prove he was really him.
I was absolutely furious.