An accountant told me recently that a new client recently sent him a package. On opening it the accountant found a copy of the client's passport. What else? Another one. Same as the first. And another, and another. Indeed the package simply contained almost 3 dozen photocopies of the client's passport. None had been certified by a solicitor - or anyone.
The accountant called the client to acknowledge receipt of the package and to find out why he had sent so many copies - and not had any of them certified.
The client was pleased to hear the package had arrived safely.
"But I still don't know why you asked for 35 copies."