New Adventures into Italian Bureaucracy
I love Italians. They are such warm and passionate people. My grandfather was one, so was my mother. One of my really good friends is Italian. I love all things Italian - culture, music, food, country, language. There is only ONE thing that irks me about anything Italian and that is their absolute adoration of red tape.
I have journeyed into the maw of administrative hell more than once. And now, I prepare to do it again. Today, I send my application to renew my passport to the consulate. I had to travel to Nottingham to get my photographs verified last week. It was an exercise that took a mere 10 minutes of small talk to complete, but a journey that took 2 hours and a 45 minute walk to the office.
So, I am sending my bits and pieces to Manchester today and I am chanting like crazy that it all goes well. It's really important to get the passport back as soon as because I have no idea when I will be asked to go back to South Africa because of my dad. So. Fingers crossed, hope for the best.