Even this I had to laugh at... More dysfunction across the river.
Scene: A courthouse with a strange sounding name.
Players: Me and a clueless clerk.
" How can I help you?"
" I am looking for a criminal indictment from 1941."
Eyes go wide followed by a grin with laughter. Guess this isn't your run of the mill question in this joint.
"Oh boy! That's gonna be hard." She wanders over to a computer. At least it supposed to be a computer. It looks like the word processor I use to use in high school with the black screen and bright green letters jumping at you. She asks me for the name and I give it to her.
(Pause) " Do you have his social security number?"
Did she really just ask me that????
" Uh, no. Social Security wasn't used then."
"What's the victim's name?"
" Do you have his social security number?" Mind you, she still has that goofy grin on her face and I am trying my best not to look at her crooked.
" No, he died before social security was even a concept."
She still insists on giving me a form, telling me Archives would take at least a month to look and that if I could get the social security number it would make things easier.
Would love to know what's running in the tap water through this town.
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