May 19th, 2007
|10:43 am - One Cruise, to go, Hold the Passport: The stunning conclusion|
After all the trials and tribulations Dad went through to get his passport, I had to admit to some trepidations after he sent it off to AmericanPassport.com. Unfortunately for the blog (but fortunately for Dad), it came in the mail a few days after he'd sent off the final application.
It had his name correctly.
It had his picture.
It was even the correct color.
I, for one, am a bit miffed with AmericanPassport.com for being so efficient. They have ruined, that's right, RUINED what was turning into an epic saga of tragedy and woe. I mean, they could have lost his paperwork, or misread the application so that his name wasn't correct on the final passport or something, but NO.
A couple of days, and poof! Here's your passport.
So, I know that it's a bit of an anticlimax, but it looks like Dad will be allowed to spend about an hour in the exotic foreign country of Canada on his way to his Alaskan cruise despite all the slings and arrows of outrageous Homeland Security.
And we all lived happily ever after.
|Date:||May 19th, 2007 06:06 pm (UTC)|| |
Well if you really want to extend the story into new realms, just give me his name and I will make a few phone calls. He could find that hour to be very interesting indeed. :)
"Suddenly, the mounties showed up with a Barium enema! 'Oh, no, not again,' thought Dad as he viewed the formation morosely...."
What? no exaggerations? No piece de resistance?
Fucking passport company. They did everything right!!!
Don't they know you're writing a book?
I *know*! It's so unfair.
well there go all the plans i was making to smuggle him in and out of the country!!
Well, there's always ten years from now when it expires...
He hasn't actually tried to use it yet though, has he?
Ooh! Good point!
Maybe I can get him to yell, "Thanks be to Allah, we have made it to Satan's Country" when he gets off the plane into the US ...
Maybe you can rub something illegal all over it.
BTW, I just read today's xkcd
, and thought your dad might like it:
Tsk, tsk, Ms. Schadenfreude. "My daddy must go through tons of red tape so's I can have an entertaining blog entry!"
Not to worry, something will come up ... eventually ... at some point ... yep ... wait for it ... ::weg::
I could always start on my hospital saga. Probably get a good two to three thousand words just out of the whole IV experience ...
Were you being sarcastic about Canada?
:: eyes fill with tears, lip quavers ::
|Date:||May 20th, 2007 12:40 am (UTC)|| |
Well, with a dipstick like Harper as our P.M., it's sort of de rigueur, eh?
Well i suppose. But it's 6 of one, half a dozen of another as far as choice goes around here.
Canada still rawks, though. :)
Not at all -- Canada really is a foreign country and not part of the US at all.
I know, what a shocker, huh?
But it's true!
OK so my new plan is smuggling myself into Histy's town.
Then I'll work on your dad's route for the next decade.
Question! Can he say EH? \Dwight
(Snerk!) How DARE THEY!?!?! I Mean REALLY- To be SOOO Efficient as to do in a few days what teh US Government agenices worked SOOOO HArd to screw up!
REALLY Now, They're going to give the Government a bad name...
Ooops- Too late.
AmericanPassport.com is apparently located in New Hampshire. Didn't Canada annex New Hampshire a few years ago?