I have a favorite lawyer/notary in Dumaguete for doing bills of sale and similar documents. She is friendly, not too busy, does a good job and is reasonably priced. Despite the following rant, I would go to her again if needed. Being as there was a holiday on Tuesday, I dropped by the law office on Monday at 1:30 in the afternoon to finalize some documents. Oops, staff have gone home for the day. Early departure I suppose due to the next day being a holiday. Okay, Tuesday is the holiday so I go back Wednesday at 1:30 and see this sign in the window. No problem. I know how things work here. So I realize I better be early on Friday as the lawyer is going to have a busy day after being closed all week. So I show up at 10 am sharp (I have never known her to get to the office before 9:30 am so I think I have plenty of time.) Here is the new sign. Welcome to the Philippines, it's more fun here. Are there other lawyers? You bet. But all the reasonably priced ones were playing the same silly games this week so I ended up paying double at one of the reliable law offices. Grumble Grumble. Your mileage will vary but this may explain why it takes so long to get things done here.