with my Visa that is...
Last week (Friday) I was in Kampala...well not totally in Kampala but in a village nearby...so at about 1:30 I caught a boda boda on my way to the main road into the city
at about 2...the boda boda breaks down
5 minutes later, a motor taxi full to the brim passes me...I jump in...even though there are 21 people crammed into a 14 passenger car...
around 2:30 I get into the capital
I hop out, find the nearest boda boda and bargain for a ride to the Immigration office
I hop onto the boda...for the 10 minute ride and 2 minutes into it a sudden rainstorm arrives out of the blue...
I continue on the ride...realizing that looking smart and presentable is now out of the question and focus on the important task of keeping my paperwork dry.
around 2:45 I arrive, dripping wet, looking like I bathed with all my clothes on at Immigration
I walk into office 2...they take one look at me and say "oh sorry!"
I sit...hoping to dry off before I am called...
5 minutes later I shuffle my soggy self in front of the immigration officer...she takes one look at my paperwork and sends me to room 1.
I arrive at room 1, and then am told to go to window 1.
Window 1 hands me my passport and tells me to go to window 5.
I go to window 5 who writes a charge slip and tells me to go back into town to a bank I have never been to before.
I hail yet another boda boda, bargain and ride to the bank...still wet but at least not sopping.
I go to the first line, then realize I should be in the third line..
I finally pay BUT here's the catch...I have to wait 2 1/2 hours for the receipt or come back tomorrow...
Do they not know I live 2 hours away!? AND that in 2 1/2 hours Immigration will be closed until Monday morning...?!
Saturday rolls around...
After a required morning session at a local children's center, I ride into town with some friends...
The bank (open from 9-1pm)
I bargain again with a boda boda, hop on and get to the bank at 12:45
I stand in line until 12:55
I got the receipt...!!!
Now only if Immigration was open on Saturday!
No wonder there are so many illegal aliens...being legal is way to much work!!