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SIGnatures

Interesting. The shapes and sizes of different signatures of different people are different to each and every signature. I wanted to learn my father’s signature but that was as a kid. He had a nice signature I liked it so much. You know for me those are not just signatures that have an importance in different arenas or fields, areas. I understand the importance of signatures and the values behind such things. But I like to view the ways how people, individuals, big people pen their signatures on the papers or anywhere appropriate or applicable. Some got shapes that catche my eyes I mean eyes of people in general. Some are very artistic. Some never one can imitate or copy. They are original no one can do any fraud things with copying the original signatures of the original people.

I have heard in many occasions people cheat institutions, people, even their own ones sometimes , groups that people come trusting them, credit societies, banks or any other commercial entities or universities or any places that has something to do with ‘trust’ or currencies playing with other people’s signatures. I know that some think that putting a signature on behalf of a person whom they now for a long time or that they even trust each other is a joke or they take such things as simple or easy things some sometimes think that one should not worry too much about such things. Which is wrong one has to take care of their signatures not because that others have the abilities or the capacities to cheat over ones signatures or can play with them but because ‘your signature is your identity’ in a way it protects or secure you from various things.

I do not agree that most of the people use or believe their own agendas or ways related to signatures or using their signatures for the things needs to be done or or for any necessary things. We can’t just use our own rules and regulations or working settings or structures when it comes to putting our signatures on something
For me ‘SIGNATURES’ are so special other than its lawful values or labour rules or regulations I respect the ethical values that comes wrapped with them.

I am not a person who understand a lot about the law side of signatures other than the knowledge I have gained not by reading law books but by reading the practicalities of people and listening to the oral advises given by the big seat people past and present.

I love the signatures that I see on some of the pages of the good books. One can analyze this component [I like to call it this way – one of the ways, actually ’ )]called ‘ signature’ in a very many different ways.
Some papers or documents need ones full or complete signatures but in some of the places of the paper or the document the authorities do not mind (or is it the rule or the law) short signatures.

Podi keti athsanak daana methanta they say such short signature has the power or the value of protecting the involved parties.

The ‘original ink tone’ of the original signatures of any or authorized personal are very important but it is not always applicable or relevance take a rupee note or a any other currency note for instance’ the signatures are kind of an assurance of trueness of something the importance of having signatures one can learn observing a rupee note. To earn or to get some rupee notes big or small in numbers packing neatly in an envelop at the end of each month one needs how many authorized signatures on documents and on the document that the accounts department have kept before their seating facilities.

What is the first certificate a neonate get with a signature just forget the other entire certificates they may get during pre school to all formal systems education. The final certificate that authorities issue on behalf a person who is gone and it issue not for the sake of the name holder but for the sake of the living parties. To get the remaining currencies at accounts movable or immovable to be shared equally among others or as requested by the law or the person gone for ever.
To mark the originality of something one need the original signatures no photocopied certified signatures valid for anything. Date and signature generally are good friends and generally stays on one raw. Or it is the opposite the signature is above the date sometimes.

So this signature is not only interesting but also relevant and important for many or most of the things.
In your employment contracts you may have seen the authorized signatures and even when firing it is the same the signature comes along with the date.

All these years and hours or days of our lives signatures have played an important role. Do you agree with me?
Since ones birth to death and even after or during any in between occasions the ‘signatures’ become ‘decision makers or the deciders of people’s lives sometimes.

Some signatures have a worldly value. Some signatures are world famous and to get ones signature especially of a famous Star kind, top class world signature holders to get their signatures some come in queues I have seen and observed. Such things too shows many things the validity or the importance of the person who owns the signatures. Such most things comes under very qualitative things of human interests and likes and dislikes of somethings, creations etc.

computerized side of the signatures or the ones that we scan through machines i am not going to discuss.

To get the autograph with the signature of a world famous Cricketers like Mahela Jayawardena, Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gawaskar, Brian Lara, Hanze Cronje, Roshan Mahanama, everyone like such things especially the kids think that they are the heroes of their lives therefore it is always needs to prove to the world as usual or like you always do yes ‘cricket’ ‘the game that the true gentlemen play’. We are truly proud of our gentlemen of cricket.
In the past one has to put the signature on a stamp in some of the places it is still valid and practices. But some now take the stamp fee from the service taker and ask to sign on a blank space. May be there is lawful protection even in such signatures but I am saying the ways of doing things now little different now compared to past.
One thing that one needs to remember, according to my personal view and knowledge ‘careful when you have to put signatures on any documents

• Read the document many more times before you putting your signature on any of the documents. First and foremost. Every page do not just lift one particular corner that has the space to sign take and read the entire. Cheating or fraud pages may come hiding among the true pages therefore one needs to give that much of attention before signing.
• Do not just sign just because others are insisting you to sign
• Check not only the stuff written there on the document ‘make sure of the name of the institution ‘the logo etc whether it is a registered institution or an organization locally or internationally acclaimed.
• When you are signing a photocopied version of a original print or a document ‘one has to be very careful’ I guess
• When you have to certify some other people’s signatures to prove the originality of documents that ones bring for instance for an interview especially when they provide photocopies of original documents someone has to certify the trueness of the copy they bring’ I have noticed. ‘Who ever signs there or in the relevant section has to be very careful’ Why? Then what are the things that one has to be careful of or take notice of? ‘check whether the person who brings the photocopied documents are bringing the copy of a true original version of the true certificate along with the photocopied version . Always good to check the copied one with the original one again good to check the authorized signatures plus the date signed.

Why this date become so important not only in the documents shows signatures but also in most of the exercise you do at your school of learning or even teaching. You know sometimes you get the original signatures of a person dated lets say ’01.01.00 ‘ the person who has signed or put the date may not a resource personal of the institution that the signature represents anymore there are such possibilities he/she may have left the organization already or may have retired from the institution. Let me explain it this way, my way I noted a date above lets say that is the date that you notice on the document that one brings there are ways that one can recognize the name of the signature that show on the document. So imagine the name you see on the document is ‘ Vascoda Gama’ or ‘ Sura saradiel’ do you think that it is possible for Mr. Saradiel or Mr. Vascoda gama or Mr. Lorenzo de Almeida to sign on the document indicating the date 01.01.00’ obviously not possible. Why they have retired from the positions they hold long ago from the Institution called ‘history’ and the zonal centres of ‘ Uthuwankanda’ for instance. For us to believe one of the dates has to be then 01.01. 1505.

There are ways to cross check things. So not only the signatures but also the date is important.

• I guess one can even check whether it is a fraud signature or not I m not saying that everyone should check the signatures that how some banks check the signatures or other commercial institute does. Generally it does not show any ‘have taken much efforts to put the signatures unless the true signature holders physically or mentally ill or when they are not too old to sign their signatures such signatures does not show any shaky shaky looks I mean the appearance of the signature. Effortless looks.

I remember once my father had to sign many more time to show the bank ( HNB- Kandy branch) after he became so ill but he did not seemed ill for some time the bank did not believe and asked him to sign many times to check whether the person who came with I can’t remember exactly what it was a draft or something else or I am not sure whether he wanted to withdrew any money from the bank. Finally he could proved them. His fingers did not worked properly the way like before so he could not put his signature correctly.

I know that there are many things also attached with the subject – signatures the importance of it. what are the things that one has to think before signing even if one gets a set of papers requesting ones signature from a particular party lets say any involved parties the law has provided people a year ( am I noting it accurate way) or so to go home and think before signing some of the things. Because once one agreed to sign some particular documents that is the end of the contact of any sort. For some things no way one can call a contract what is the correct word then think a while. Lets take a different example take property deals, once you decided to give away or donate something you owned to the other parampara or your inheritances there are ways to cancel I know but there are saradharma or the ethics related to some of the practices of any of the societies we live how can one ask such things back after giving. Then such things do not become or comes under ‘true giving categories’ . when we get chances to think we should not put any limit for such our actions one needs to think very well but after deciding it is alright to demark some limitations for ones own sake or of the signatures that one puts on any papers or documents. One should not think or take such things as barricades or obstacles for a good life to live. Those are kind of protection given or offered for the sake or benefit of the signature holders or the papers that you take home along with the signatures.

So this signatures have many such qualities and demands and protections too.

Some signatures have the power of giving life a boost or a dead end. Before or after signing one needs to learn to respect the signatures that one puts for instance employment contract is not just a contract it comes with a set of ‘duties’ assigned and they are responsibilities. Every party involved needs to be looks after and respected. The employer or the employee for issuing the contract parties or agreeing parties there are things that both have to think not only just before signing even very after until the contact ends. Some contacts end after death or due to natural reasons.

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