Yesterday was my birthday again!
..yaa again. And you wonder, how come? Didn't I just have one in Nov?!
OK, tell me.. how many of your have heard about false DOB in driving licenses? In gym membership cards? Photo IDs? Club Cards? Credit Cards?
..And what about at school?!
I'm one unfortunate gal whose DOB by mistake went on the school admission form as 17-1-19** instead of 17-11-19**. (achha baba..its 1982..happy?!) Back to the matter at hand. Just a mistake of 1 and 11's.
Oblivious of it all I celebrated my birthday for 12 years at school, religiously at that, on 17th Nov. And no one ever said a 'chu'! (I'm a proud scorpion! Ji haan..thankyou very much!)
Then...when I was returning from Delhi in the car looking at my passport and my school records filling my forms for OZ.
"Mummy.!! Papa!!! My dob is incorrect in my marksheets!"
Then Mom ventured to explain. Apparently I was an over-bright kid at pre-school (a geek I presume). They made me skip classes. But when it came time for admission to Year 1, I was below the required age group. Minimum was 6 years. So a deliberate fraud was done! I was made 10 months older. Nov-to-Jan only so I could sit for the entrance exams.
Hmmmm....And then Papa, just went and got my passport made with my correct dob.
So I had two conflicting documents, my marksheets which I need for my university admission and my passport which I need to get to the university!!
Nice one guys!
Took us two days up and down to Lucknow Passport office to change the dob on the passport as thats easier to get changed (by saying its a clerical mistake by the clerk!) than to run to education board and get all the educational documents changed!
Now I am 10 months older every where on papers! I got b'day card and lottery scratchie from work yesterday. (ofcourse I didn't win anything..my luck!) And b'day wishes from work collegues. Ab kisko kisko samjhaaun!
But on a brighter note...I got flowers from 'him'! He likes to see the brighter side of the (ehm!) fraud!! And I made muli ke parathhe for my bro and him as their treat!
Happy B'day to me!!