What can brown do for me?
Cut through red tape!
OK, not exactly, but if I make it to Korea with my head attached I’ll be in a good place.
Thursday I trucked it over to my college to pick up transcripts. The office didn’t have change for a twenty. So I headed up to the accounting office. They didn’t have change either, because they’re in the middle of a move. So I headed up one more floor to visit an old prof, The Dragon. He had change and we chatted for a bit. So far, so good.
I purchased the transcript and headed back to Midtown. I went to the Staples (or Office Depot or Office Max, I always confuse the three) to photocopy my degrees, but they didn’t have a machine large enough for the Masters. So I called Kinko’s, and found one office with the large rolling scanner, at 100 P’tree St. I needed to be at 229 P’tree for
the consulate! Score!
Downtown, I parked in one of the lots and got bugged by a panhandler. I’ve spent enough time downtown doing work with a summer research program and GSU for grad school, so I expected it. I hoofed it to Kinko’s and got copies of everything and faxed some paperwork to Korea.
So far, so good.
I headed up to the Korean Consulate to get my degrees notarized (because I am not sending my original degrees!) only to realize that my original Masters was missing.
I ran back to 100 P’tree (not as close as it sounds) and found my Masters, then headed back up to 229 P’tree. I looked at my watch and realized that my time was running out in the parking lot. I decided to check out the lot and found…the booter. Checking windows for the parking tags. I rushed to buy another half hour of time and threw the ticket in the window with 3 minutes to spare.
I get back to 229 and get my degrees notarized and leave. And soon enough, I’m being chased down the hallway by the Korean consulate woman because she had my passport.
Today I had to “overnight” my contract and various forms. I had already left the house before I realized that I had left the copy of my passport on my desk. So, head back home… Finally, I went to UPS, USPS, FedEx, and DHL and UPS was the only place that could get the package to South Korea by Thursday. Everyone else was Friday or Saturday.
Let’s just hope I didn’t forget anything else.
But isn’t the notarization neat looking?