Thursday, November 08, 2007

And the phone rang... Passport Part III

The phone just rang. The Canadian embassy in The Hague has received word that my new passport... latest new passport is in transit and may arrive this afternoon.

I've sent an email to Asia and I'm hoping to hear from the embassy in Kuala Lumpur. The question was, "How much trouble am I in if I show up with a temporary passport?" But the answer may now be unnecessary.

Of course, by this point in the story, what I'm told over the phone is only slightly more "real" than what I watch on South Park.

But don't worry, it isn't all waiting and frustration. There's still humour in this. When I (eventually) pick up my passport and turn in my temporary, I'm going to enjoy pointing out the adhesive problem. It seems I'm actually loosing the last page! Not only is the passport temporary in name, it's physical existence is a tenuous and temporary thing. I hope when the self-destruct mechanism ignites the document it isn't (1) explosive, or (2) in my pocket at the time.

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Update: At 2pm I got another call. The passport is in The Hague and at the embassy. Tomorrow morning it will be in my hands. :-)

7 comments:

Kryte said...

Love this story. Just keeps getting better.
Am looking forward to the posts during and after your trip.

I Dive At Night said...

Any ending that involves me standing in Asia giving long, boring presentations is a GREAT ending!

And even then, it's going to involve a lot of cough medicine, so I may not remember the stories. I'll take pics.

quilly said...

Yes, but once it's in your hands, whose name will it have on it?

I Dive At Night said...

Quilly, it is good to see you've been paying attention. :-) I'll just have to see tomorrow morning. (To sick today to make the trip.)

Charline said...

Stay tuned for part IV of the Norgan saga..or is it Morga...or Margon..

Minka said...

call Tom Cruise and let him check your passport before you look into it :)

I Dive At Night said...

I think just getting him on the phone would require some kind of "Impossible Mission" team. But while I'm at the (wrong) embassy today I'll ask.