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Did you ever forge your mum’s or dad’s signature?

(51 Posts)
Mollygo Tue 05-Sep-23 10:25:49

I never needed to, but if I had, this comment, I read this morning, would have come in useful.

I remember the first time I asked my dad to sign something for me in high school. He shook his head and said, “If I sign this, you’re going to have to learn how to forge my signature. If you sign it from the start you’ll be able to sign whatever you want and they’ll never know.”

PiscesLady Tue 05-Sep-23 10:45:03

Brilliant! I wish I'd thought of that!grin

M0nica Tue 05-Sep-23 11:02:09

My handwriting is/was always so execreble that even if I had forged a signature for my parents it would be still have been so clearly mine.

Smileless2012 Tue 05-Sep-23 11:07:37

I did once blush to get out of a PE lesson and my signature is very much like mum's was to this day.

midgey Tue 05-Sep-23 11:09:25

I wouldn’t have dared try!

Chardy Tue 05-Sep-23 11:14:57

I remember copying my dad's signature and showing him. He found it amusing, but I don't know if that was because it was brilliant or dreadful

biglouis Tue 05-Sep-23 11:20:41

My mother's handwriting was like that of a child. I several times forged a letter from her to excuse me from various things. One was detention.

When the teacher asked why I could not do detention I told her that my mother worked and if I did not come straight home to let my younger sister in I would get a whalloping from my dad. I told her "Your not allowed to hit me Miss and Im more scared of him than I am of you."

I was a bit of a teachers pet, being top of the class so I got off with a lot of things. It would probably never have occurred to them that I would do anything so brazen as forge a letter.

AGAA4 Tue 05-Sep-23 12:18:47

I had a phone call from the deputy head of my son's school to ask whether my son had a dental appointment that afternoon. He didn't. The teacher was suspicious as the writing was quite childish.
My son had asked a girl in his class to write the letter and he forged my signature.
He was in trouble with the school and me and DH. He never did it again.

Oopsadaisy1 Tue 05-Sep-23 12:25:18

MissOops was always practising her fathers signature when she was at school, she said it might come in handy.

I wonder if it ever did?

Hetty58 Tue 05-Sep-23 12:29:12

My writing was identical to my mother's, so very handy for those school sick notes.

grumppa Tue 05-Sep-23 12:30:37

Only the sanatorium sister's initials at my boarding school.

Greenfinch Tue 05-Sep-23 12:31:31

Not something I would have thought of. I was far too perfect 🤩 .

Redhead56 Tue 05-Sep-23 12:32:36

To get out of indoor P E I hated the horse thing climbing frames and ropes. I liked outdoor sports so never tried to get out of them.

AreWeThereYet Tue 05-Sep-23 12:36:18

My DM had beautiful handwriting and her signature was quite distinctive but also easy to copy. I did forge it at school on a few occasions, to get myself of my brothers out of something we didn't want to do.

It's so rare these days to have to sign anything I couldn't actually remember what my signature looks like. I checked some old documents and it was completely different to the way I signed it last week. Hopefully no one will ever compare them.

NotSpaghetti Tue 05-Sep-23 12:42:25

I was sent shopping with mums blessing.
I bought fabulous underwear for my wedding and signed as "mrs".

NotSpaghetti Tue 05-Sep-23 12:44:01

My daughter's postal vote was disallowed though because the signature wasn't "right".

She was very annoyed- but at least someone had looked at it!

Abitbarmy Tue 05-Sep-23 12:50:02

Oh goodness, yes definitely. To get out of P.E. and also to opt out of school dinners so I could keep the money to spend on cigs or makeup. hmm. Did she ever wonder why I was so hungry when I came in from school?

Hetty58 Tue 05-Sep-23 12:50:39

I doubt that, NotSpaghetti, it was probably machine scanned for comparison to an example, then rejected - that's all.

Redhead56 Tue 05-Sep-23 13:07:51

Ashamed now thinking about it but I used to sell my dinner tickets when I got them. In return for five Park Drive cigarettes!

littleflo Tue 05-Sep-23 13:09:24

My brother, a perpetual truant, told me to do this before I started senior school. I only signed my homework diary. He managed whole letters with dentist, doctor and hospital appointments.

NotSpaghetti Tue 05-Sep-23 13:42:02


I doubt that, NotSpaghetti, it was probably machine scanned for comparison to an example, then rejected - that's all.

She called them and spoke to the woman who had checked it so who knows.

JackyB Wed 06-Sep-23 10:35:24

I was a goody-goody and wouldn't have dreamt of taking time off school.

However, I have had to forge my son's signature. He was abroad at the time and was applying for university. He could do most if it online and had even left some sheets of paper with his signature in random places in the hope that we could print out the forms around the signatures.

Of course, it didn't work, so I just copied the signature on to the form in the right place. I was speaking to a friend - a respectable lady at our church - who had had to do exactly the same thing!

pascal30 Wed 06-Sep-23 11:05:24

My sister forged my dad's signature to get her passport and we headed of the Europe hitching round Belgium and Holland to spend Christmas in Utrecht with a friend.. crazy, cold and potentially dangerous but great memories

BlueBelle Wed 06-Sep-23 11:10:51

It would never enter my head to have forged a signature I wasn’t goody goody but it would never have been something I would have thought of doing

suelld Wed 06-Sep-23 11:31:31

Ashamed to say but yes, when I was ? 13 ish ? back in the 50s when you could go to the bank for cash - I ‘borrowed’ my mothers cheque book and forged her signature (very well) and took it to the bank to get some money… I succeeded but somehow Mum found out …I never did it again!! sad