As some of you know, my sister, my dad and I have dual citizenship for the US and Canada. My dear old dad was born in the US of A so H-mo and I get to be "bi". Hooray. We figured it might be useful someday, so why the heck not.
This year, we all had to renew our Canadian passports, and Heather had to renew her American (because I guess if you get your passport when you're under 16 it's only good for 5 years, but once you're 16 it's good for 10). All's well.
We get pictures, we renew the Canadian passports first.
A week later, the little Canada Post tags come saying we have registered mail that requires ID and an autograph...it's our passports, we pick them up at the post office, show ID, sign.
Last week, Heather goes to the American consulate, has quite the ordeal with security and having to check her bag, put her purse through an x-ray machine, has everything in the purse scrutinized...made to feel like a criminal.
Fast forward to today.
What comes in the mail? An envelope, easily identifiable as containing a passport, return address as the American Consulate...REGULAR MAIL. No security...nothing.
So strange...so so strange.