So I just went and got the certificate

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Sometimes in life we just have to tow the line.

So I just went and got the certificate

 

Years ago the family had a pony trekking holiday in the west coast of Scotland. We got to know
the old guy who owned the ponies quite well. He had worked with the horses since boyhood. School had
been a prison from which he was released in the afternoon to be with them. His love for the animals was obvious.
He did everything for them and had been shoeing horses since he was fourteen.
 
One day he received a letter telling him that he had to stop shoeing horses because he did not
have the necessary certificate.
 
"So I just went and got the certificate, " he said.
 
Now I am in a situation where I will just have to go and get the certificate.  I have to explain to a social worker who looks about twelve
why I am a suitable candidate to adopt a child.  This after bringing up three children of my own and having looked after the child
in question since she was two days old. I have no option but to comply but it's a frustrating and expensive business being vetted.
 

Sometimes we just have to go and get the certificate.


Submitted: April 11, 2012

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