Sometimes people make no sense.

Like for example, would it make sense to run into, say, a financial institution right as it was closing for something as important as having a will notarized? A will that everyone else besides you has already signed so they don’t have to travel all the way to the bank with you to see the notary.

And if you did sign in at the last second, would you listen to the person helping you sign in when they tell you that notaries can’t notarize documents that have already been signed or would you insist on seeing someone anyway because you had witnesses (who were not present and whose signatures were not notarized) for the other signatures?

Would you listen calmly while the notary, who was nice enough to stay after closing, tries to explain what a notary does – namely, certify that the person signing the document is who they say they are – and that it really doesn’t matter how many people witnessed the other people signing the will if none of them were notaries or signed in front of the notary since it is a serious legal no-no for a notary to notarize the signature of someone they have never met nor have seen any official identification for?

After hearing this explanation from not only the notary but several of her co-irkers as well as her supervisor, would you then storm out of the office in a huff because everyone else in the world who isn’t you is completely wrong and out to “get” you? (In this case, a “huff” being a cloud of cursing.)

Of course you wouldn’t, but some people would.