…is a title I borrowed from Harry Potter series. Expelliarmus had become Harry’s signature move. But this post is not about Harry Potter or any magical mantras.
This post has been inspired from Pepper’s post.
So my Amma, she is legendary in Baroda banks for all kinds signatures of hers.
My Amma, doesnt really have a signature, she just writes her name. Which is okay you know. How some folks cant come up with those awesome kind of signatures. My Appa’s signature is super awesome, which I doubt any one can forge. He says it has his name on it, but I have always thought (and still think) he just draws some lines and says its his signature. Of course, to his credit, its very very consistent.
Anyways, I digress.
So Amma, and her signature. She writes her name. Which like I said, is fine. But the problem is she never writes the same name in all the places. She has come up with absolutely amazing permutations and combinations of her names in each place…
1. First name. Appa’s name
2. First name. Appa’s name’s initial. Last name
3. First name initial. Appa’s name initial. Last name
4. First name.Appa’s name.Last name
5. First name intial.Appa’s name initial (used this in school to sign notebooks for kids)
And the best part is she will never remember which signature is used where, except the last one which was used daily while correcting her students books.
I mean, really, dont ask me how my parents managed to do the documentation all these years.
Appa would ask her to sign some cheque
Amma: Of course of course
And then there would be a pause
Amma: Appa, do you remember how exactly I signed in this bank?
Appa would just sigh, pick up the original signature from the cheque book and let her know.
Even then there have been times, when Amma’s cheques havent been accepted in the bank, because of inconsistent signature. And Amma would be like, oh wait, was it this one (First name. Appa’s name) or this one (First name. Appa’s name’s initial. Last name) the poor banker would wonder what sort of a person doesnt remember her own signature!
Of course, having said, all this, I must admit, the bro and I never attempted to forge her signature because her handwriting is so so beautiful that it looks as if someone has printed it off the computer or something!Gah!
So does anyone else have signature moves like these??