It’s been a long break since the last post. My SIL is very very ill and we’re in a bit of a panicky situation here. She needs your prayers. Ma’s is the only valid passport and visa right now so she’s rushed off to help early this morning.
I’ve spent a frustrating week at the passport office trying to tatkal without taking the bribery route. Filth, apathy, chaos – in a nutshell it is everything that is wrong with our country, squeezed into one office. Right now the whole anti-corruption crusade feels like a farce when you realise how each step has you banging your head against a wall. If people would make the first move by not suggesting that I bribe a cop, it would give me hope.
Hopefully SIL will recover and I won’t need to go in the next shift to help out. Do respect their privacy by not asking what is wrong – it is not my place to divulge. Just pray please. No idea when I’ll blog again, but I will….