Thursday, September 13, 2012
The idiocy of Uncle Sam.
He'd just returned from an appointment he and his wife and his three-month-old son had with the State Department to get their passports.
His was rejected because the State Department official said he was smiling. My friend told me that he argued he was not smiling, and in fact, was grimacing over the bureaucratic stupidity of the gov't drone reviewing his application.
The wife was rejected because the same gov't drone could not see her ears in the picture.
At least she wasn't smiling.
And just to make it a three-strikes and you're out typical government experience, their three-month old son's passport application was rejected because. . . get this--his eyes weren't open enough.
Did I mention my friends are Korean?
My friend got a little agitated with the gov't drone and explained that A) 3-month-old babies tend to spend a lot of time with their eyes close, B) All Asian 3-month-olds pretty much look all the same, and C) Even at three YEARS of age, the severe "slant" of a Korean youth's eyes are going to make them appear almost completely shut.
"Oh, I didn't realize that," said the gov't drone.
Best part about this idiot? He was assigned to the Asian desk.
God help us all.
Posted by An Ordinary American at 7:30 AM