So, I’m in the
purgatory process of changing my last name to Captain Thoughtful’s and my middle name to my maiden name. AND THEN THE GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN. Which means, the social security administration currently has my passport and marriage license, and it’s going to stay there until the government re-opens.
WHICH MEANS I DON’T KNOW WHAT MY NAME IS RIGHT NOW. Because everything I have in my possession (drivers license, social security card, etc.) has my maiden on it – BUT- if they had already processed my name-change paperwork, because it had been there for about 2 weeks before the shut down, then LEGALLY, my name has changed but they were’t able to send me my new social security card before things got shut down and so I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT MY NAME IS.
So basically, this keeps happening….
Customer Service Representative: Hi, can I have your name please?
Me: Which one? I can give you the name on my drivers license but I’m in the process of getting a name change and therefore a new drivers license but the government shut down and now I’m not sure what’s going on with my paperwork.
Customer Service Representative: Yeah, I can’t help you. You can’t reserve hotels, flights, or anything right now. YOU HAVE NO LEGAL NAME. No one can help you.
Me: I know.