TEACHER: Okay class, please turn to page four.
CLASS: Yes, teacher.
TEACHER: Now who can tell me what an embosser is?
JOHNNY: An embosser is a type of notary seal that leaves a raised impression.
TEACHER: Very good Johnny. You may sit down now.
JOHNNY: Does that raise your impression of me?
TEACHER: Yes Johnny, you are a fine young man.
TIMMY: Will he get a raise?
TEACHER: Enough out of you Timmy. No raise for you. Now, a Notary must keep a journal of Notarial acts, does any one know why?
TIMMY: Because the state makes us?
TEACHER: Yes, Timmy, but I was looking for more of an intrinsic reason.
TIMMY: Umm, because it would look more official?
TEACHER: No class, it is because you need a record of what you notarized just in case someone claims that the particular document was fraudulently notarized. Now, do we know why the State of California requires thumbprinting for recorded documents and Powers of Attorney/
FRED: Umm, so you get to hold the signer’s hand… like if she is a hot woman?
TEACHER: No, it is because an identity document can be forged but you cannot fake a thumbprint, at least I don’t think you can. So, how would you rate this class so far?
JOHNNY: Two thumbs up, but two thumbs not from the same signer as you are only supposed to use the right thumbprint in your journal unless it has been amputated.
TEACHER: Very good Johnny, that is the first intelligent and non demented thing you have said all semester. How did you acquire this knowledge?
JOHNNY: I broke down and actually did something called (pause) reading.
TEACHER: God forbid! Now how do we fill in a certificate?
TIMMY: Won’t it fill in on its own shortly after it hits puberty?
TEACHER: Only if it is a female certificate Timmy. But, good try. You need to fill in the county, name of notary, signer, date, and cross out unnecessary information in the pronoun section. But, the optional information below is also critical. You should mention the number of pages in the document, the document date, and the name of the document just in case someone wants to put that certificate and attach it to some other document.
FRED: Hmm, I think we’re on the same page here. But, I didn’t know documents had dates. Do they kiss on the first date?
TEACHER: I think that depends on — what kind of document it is.
TIMMY: I tried kissing a document and it said very loudly, and I quote — “I’m not that kind of document.”
TEACHER: Well, if you are the one trying to kiss it, I think that most documents would say the same thing.
JOHNNY: Yeah, maybe you should try to kiss a blind document, that way it would not realize what it was kissing.
TEACHER: Another intelligent point Johnny. We are really on a role now! Well, that concludes class for the day. Thanks for coming. Don’t forget to initial on your way out!
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