Hancock County Clerk

When you get out of work every day, you probably have someone to talk to about how your day went, what went on, your job promotion or demotion or whatever.

But I’m a 65 year old bachelor with no kids and I live alone, so all 5 of you dedicated readers get to hear about the crazy hullabaloo I see at the Hancock County Clerk’s office. I couldn’t make this stuff up if you paid me. My niece set me up a Venmo account though if you want to: @crankycountyclerk.

It’s not that I hate my job. Cuz who doesn’t love mindless computer work for criminals and crooks? The thing is, you would think after being in trouble once with the law that these wippersnappers would learn a thing or two and stop breaking the law! 

It isn’t what happens outside of the clerk’s office, but what happens in the office that I have to deal with. I’ve spent the better part of a decade in therapy and even my therapist is shocked by some of the things I’ve seen.

She says I need to find a way to “let go of what I’ve experienced”… not sure what the heck that means, but my niece suggested I start journaling, I mean blogging, about what goes on at the office every day. Yes, I really mean every single day. 

My niece set me up on this computer and told me to just “type my fool heart out,” as if I don’t have to do enough work at the computer every day for the clerk’s office. Ugh. But if it helps me sleep a little better at night, I’ll give it a try.

I’m probably going to come on here once a week or so, probably less to be honest, and just let out everything that’s gone on in the week. Like this past week, this guy who came in to pay his overdue excise tax left when he was short $0.70 and then came back with a baseball bat swinging. 

The fool didn’t realize the plexiglass wouldn’t smash and instead it bounced back and knocked him out. I tried not to laugh, but it was the highlight of my week. LOL. We called an ambulance, don’t worry. A pretty young woman came back the next day with chocolate bars and Dunkin’ Donuts gift cards for us, so I’d call that a win-win.

Check back in with your favorite grumpy county clerk next week to hear more about the shenanigans going on in the Hancock County Clerk’s Office.