Raft3r was up at two o’clock in the morning to have his passport renewed.
Except for the time I had a sleepover at my girlfriend’s house without her folks’ consent, this is the only instance when I had to get up this early.
Since I had no scheduled appointment with the passport division, my only other option was to line up with the rest of the population who refuses to do the online application. Yes, I am stubborn.
One lesson I have learned from this experience is that karma does exist.
You see, I used to process passports of foreign nationals.
Often times I would have applicants who want to expedite their passport renewal due to an immediate trip abroad. More than always, I down turn their request.
A pending travel does not justify for an early release if previous passport has been expired for more than five years. It is the traveler’s obligation to make sure his travel docs are always current.
More than a year after my stint in passport, I am faced with the same predicament as my foreign clients. I have a long time expired passport with a travel that requires me to leave ASAP.
No balls Justin sings it best, “What goes around... Comes around...”