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October 20, 2016

Lady Notaries need to show caution

I just talked to one female Notary. Several signers have asked her to go to the bedroom with them. She doesn’t understand this because she is in her fifties. She always sits in a 45 degree angle when presenting the paperwork. You can see who’s coming and who is not that way. You can’t predict what’s in someone’s head. You can also present your paperwork in order that way. This lady carries a gun wherever she goes.

I walked in. We sat there at the table, saw his ID, and proceeded. The documents were about fifty sheets. We finished the signing. He was acting a little strange. The guy wanted me to look at his pictures on the wall. It took 20 minutes just to get to the signing. He showed a picture of a pretty Indian girl. Then he wanted to show me a bigger picture in his bedroom. We talked into the hallway, and he was a big man.

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  1. this brings to mind a Quote form the movie Girl with the Dragon tattoo, “It’s hard to believe that the fear of offending can be stronger than the fear of pain,” Keep safe Ladies.

    Comment by Jeannine Ortiz — October 30, 2016 @ 6:44 pm

  2. I have never had this experience but if the client got too friendly or started showing me around his house, my reaction would be, “I would love to take the time to see your home, pictures or whatever, but I’m on a tight schedule. I do have another appointment right after this and I really don’t want to keep them waiting so I would like to start signing your documents.

    Comment by Faye — October 30, 2016 @ 11:48 pm

  3. I agree with Faye. You can say something to this effect as you’re a Professional who may have other appointments.

    Comment by Shauna Linen — October 31, 2016 @ 9:07 pm

  4. Once I had a signing with a gentleman who was about 2 sheets to the wind, and he got a bit too friendly. He didn’t have a telephone, so I had not been able to speak with him prior to going for the signing. I suspect I would have not gone had I had the chance to speak with him. For some reason, I was asked to go back out (not because of an error on my part), and that time I declined. I told the signing agency why, and they were cool. One other time, I didn’t like the sound of my signer over the phone, so I took my husband with me. I would never agree to go to a signer’s bedroom. That’s above and beyond, to say the least!

    Comment by Jodi Lewis Lipsitz — November 10, 2016 @ 11:51 pm

  5. I had a signing that the man when done signing, literally opened the basement door and grabbed his wife. She was completely illiterate, looked as if she had not had a shower or seen the light of day for a long time. She had an ID (took picture) and she had an X for her signature. When she was dome putting her X on her Dower, he began to grab her by the arm and yanl across the floor, swearing and cussing at her to basicly ‘ Get your stupi, dumb a%^ back down their and she was grunting like a wild animal. He locked the door behind her. I was completly freaked out. He wanted me tip have a bear and smoke with him. Politely said I was behind schedule and left. I immediately called the Sheriff. It was out deep in the woods. I honestly believe that lady had been a prisoner of his for a long time. What would you have done

    Comment by Michael Joseph — March 25, 2017 @ 3:07 am

  6. Why in the world would you EVER agree to go to a person’s bedroom? There’s offending someone and there’s using common sense. You’re there to do a professional job, not be the client’s friend. Like Faye said, make a polite excuse and complete the task you came for, the leave as soon as you are done.

    Comment by Leslie Robinson — March 25, 2017 @ 9:17 pm

  7. I never admit to my “last” signing of the day and I always, always text my exact location to my husband when I arrive and text him again when I am done and on my way home. If he doesn’t hear from me in a certain amount of time based on type of signing he will text or call to see if I am ok. I also practice defense moves and try never to sit with my back towards the door.

    Comment by cheryl — March 26, 2017 @ 6:18 pm

  8. I would NEVER walk into another room with someone I really don’t know!!

    Comment by Nancy H — April 12, 2017 @ 1:17 pm

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