Monday, June 12, 2006
Rude Indian Embassy Lady: That will be $20
Me: But your website said that there is no visa fee for Bangladeshi nationals
Rude Indian Embassy Lady: Well there is.... If you want me to process your visa application you have to produce the money
As usual I had almost no cash on me. So I hailed a cab and rushed to the nearest ATM and back in a record 10 mins. I felt I had already paid my dues by waiting in line an hour and a half the first time. So this time I broke the queue typical Bangladeshi style. She didn't appear thrilled to see me......
Rude Indian Embassy Lady: You can pick up your visa next week. It takes at least 5 business days to process
Me: But the website said it would only take a day.....
Rude Indian Embassy Lady:(Silence accompanied by look of exasperation, digust and disapproval)
Me: I am leaving this Friday. (I throw in a pleading look combined with shock and disbelief...... trying to act like things work more efficiently where I come from and people stick to what they put on their website ;-))
Rude Indian Embassy Lady: Ok.... fine..... pick it up on Thursday
Me: Thank you VERY much (in my head I wrung her neck till her eyeballs popped out of their sockets)