I got a call at around 10 PM on Tuesday evening from a man in Manitou Springs. He needed a document notarized -- a Power of Attorney for motor vehicle transactions.
One of the first things he said was, 'It must be nice driving around all day.' He was curious about what I do, and what it's like being a mobile notary.
It's hard to say that what I do is "nice". When you're on call 24 hours a day, your days are very uncertain. Because of this, it's hard to plan things. For example, I was planning to go to bed. And because I work with people, I meet all kinds. The driving part of it can have its ups and downs too. Accidents, rude drivers, poorly-positioned street signs (and sometimes no street signs), etc.
After I had notarized all of the documents and was heading back to Colorado Springs, I reflected on what I had just done. A person needed notary service, late at night, in Manitou Springs. And there is such a thing as 24-hour mobile notary service to accomodate those needs.
I didn't tell him all of this, of course. But thinking about the remark he made: 'It must be nice driving around all day.', I'd have to say, 'yes'. It's pretty nice.