We took Naief's documents to the Health Center two weeks ago to get his birth certificate. Well, Hashim went to pick it up yesterday and guess what..... they misspelled his name. Needless to say, I wasn't surprised. I have come to realize that a lot of ppl here don't want to work and a lot of the others are idiots. Instead of spelling it the way we wanted, it was spelled Nayef, and since we do not want our baby's name spelled that way, the hubby took it back to the health center and requested a change in the spelling. This was two days ago.
This morning he gets a call from the health center to come there.... so off he goes. I guess after about 10 minutes, I get a phone call and it's Hashim. Seems their little office can't change the spelling of Naief's name... and you know why?!! Because they don't have the spelling we want in their freakin ass database!!!! And they can't do anything about it, we're hearing.
Hashim is on his way to Isa Town because that's where the CIO is and in order to possibly get it changed, he has to go thru that office to do so. And not only this, but the health center says they don't have the telephone number to the CIO's office because they say they have no dealings w/ that office. What a crock of shit!
I refuse to allow them to spell it Nayef. We don't want it spelled like that and if they spell it like that, it means that all of his other paperwork will be spelled like that, including his passports, and that isn't going to work!
I've never heard of such a ridiculous statement "our database doesn't have that spelling so we can't spell it like that". Doesn't anyone know how to CHANGE THE DATABASE????? What is wrong w/ this freakin country!??? What in the hell are these ppl doing and what good are they if they don't know how to add or update the database?! Can't anyone have any freakin individuality in this country???? So basically... when someone is born here and applies for a birth certificate, you get the spelling that some crackpot came up w/ and you should be happy for it! Don't expect or want something unique because it just ain't gonna happen.
This is REALLY pissing me off. I can't stand incompetence and this shows a total lack of ability on their part. Thankfully Hashim is handling this because I might be one to make a total fool of myself if I were there... because I don't think I'd be polite in the slightest of ways....
Update: The hubby went to see the CIO and what did they say?? They can't change it either and we can try going to the Ministry of Health.... because the procedure takes too long and they just can't do it. Hubby isn't going to go to the Ministry of Health... so... I guess what's left is going to the American Embassy and seeing if they'll allow us to get his passport w/ the spelling the way we want it instead of relying upon the birth certificate. Who knows... maybe they will. I know that my mom's name is different on her birth certificate compared to her other identification papers....