On the phone to the passport office ….
P.O – We can’t process your application because you put your maiden name in where your married name should be”.
Me – No, that’s correct, I kept my surname, I am just informing you so that my new passport says Mrs and not Miss Lindley.
P.O – I’m not sure we can do that.
Me – But you must be able to? It matters when I book a holiday so it is in the correct name.
P.O – You’ll just have to book your holidays under Miss.
Me – No. No I won’t. There must be a way of changing the title from Miss to Mrs.
P.O – I don’t think there is. Unless you want to change your surname to Humphreys.
Me – But my surname is Lindley, not Humphreys. I married a Humphreys, but kept my surname, so my married name is MRS Louise Alison Lindley. OK?
P.O – So you just want your new passport to be the same as your old one?
*******BANGS HEAD AGAINST WALL*******
#internationalwomansday Bloody feminists. Coming down here, stealing our jobs, keeping their own surnames…