As I walked into the small cubicle area, I chuckled. Yes, this was the demonic, absurdly rude and unhelpful immigration officer. This was the same lady that I saw spew craziness at another individual a few months earlier and told him to get out.
Boy, was I in for a monster.
I Betrayed Myself — LOL
A piece of paper, which I NEVER BROUGHT to extend my visa, was present. She glanced at it….then boom.
“You have to confirm you address again,” she said rudely.
“Ummmm, but ma’am, with all due respect, I’ve already done that.”
The officer shrugged her shoulders as if she didn’t care and began shuffling around the papers on her desk.
“I won’t speak,” she said.
“Excuse me. You have to help me. You’re not giving me a straight answer. What do I do now?”
“Go to information.”….before she rudely gave me my papers back.
Ahhh, reminisce of the time I came here 6 years ago. A vehement begin did almost the same thing, but at least some people were helpful.
How To Calm Down — look for options.
Ok, leave the country? Could, but it would be more expensive than just staying here for the morning/afternoon.
Get a contract and papers faxed, print them downstairs, sign a couple things, reconfirm an address, and then get the extension. Time “lost” (impossible because I have my macbook) — 3-4 hours. That’s working hours that I can actually get a lot of entrepreneurial stuff done.
It’s the brighter side of things. I was eating a spicy Thai dish at a broken food court downstairs and just trying to piece everything that had happened together. I started asking questions, really sophisticated ones, to myself. “If I leave every month, I have to confirm with a full contract every month? I’ve confirmed and have done this already?”
I asked the question, which was a brilliant one, and then she said, “oh, you can do it online. Talk to the lady inside!
So, as I’m sitting here typing this, I’m waiting for my number to be called and possibly get some good news. What can possibly happen? Lady does everything for me and I leave early. Worst thing? Well, wait until 2-2:30pm to leave with everything finished.
Veryyyyy important to look ahead. There officers, three cubicles, and 1 out of every 3 individuals will get the unlucky hand to deal with this beast — today was my unlucky hand (laughing at myself hysterically) because at the end of the day, everything will get sorted out!
My old self would’ve went on a Twitter rant and talk about how BAD and ENTIRE COUNTRY is because of one individual.
The real me asks the real questions that will tap into why a human being is just so nasty and power hungry.
So, that’s how you can see, on my Wheel of Life podcast, where I’ve come from the beginning of my time.