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I hate US ambassadors!

Author: SoulTaker ()
Date: 2000-04-26 00:00:00

Yeah, I didn't get it. I'm very depressed right now... I probably won't be around as much the next couple of days. I'll just be trying to get over the shock, and figuring out what I'll do in Denmark. Without my girlfriend.

For a brief rundown on how things happened, here's a part of the letter I wrote to my girlfriend:

As you know by now, I didn't get the visa. When I woke up the morning where I had to go for the interview, I was optimistic, yet somewhat nervous. I really expected to get it - since I didn't really see any reason why they would deny me the visa. I woke up by the sound of the telephone ringing at 6AM... We talked for a while, then I laid down until 7AM, and then I took a shower. After breakfast, I left for the embassy. That's when my nerves kicked in. I felt my legs shaking, and I was stuttering like a first-time-actor.

After going through the security control, I entered the line. After 10 minutes, I was called in for the interview.

I said "hi", without stuttering too much.

And the problems ensued. She immediately showed me that she didn't want to give me the visa, by starting the conversation by telling me that "9 months of travelling is a lot of time."

After that, it was just downhill. I tried to tell her that I had time enough for it, because I'm not studying... I'm working in my fathers firm and so on. But for her, the fact that I was 16 years old still meant that I immediately was disqualified for a visa. She wrote '16' on the INS-reserved part of the application, with a large quotation mark, and circled it. So much for equal opportunity.

After some more humiliation, she told me that she would advise that I withdrew my application, because if I didn't, she would have to refuse my visa and I wouldn't be able to travel on the visa waiver program anymore either.

Not giving up this easily (hah!), I again tried to convince her that I wasn't the average 16-year-old, and that I truly had other interests than Marihuana and Alcohol.

Then she simply told me that she's very sorry (uh-huh, sure she is... ), but she's afraid that I'll do something illegal in the US, and she will have to refuse my visa. She kindly gave me a large paper with the headline "visa refusals", with the usual auto-response, explaining why the councellor believed that I'm a social loser.

I left the embassy, and felt as if my life was ruined. I returned home to my grandmothers place after missing the bus.


Feel free to offer some positive support. I sure need it right now...

SoulTaker

I hate US ambassadors! - SoulTaker - 2000-04-26 00:00:00
-hmmm..... :( - Tridus - 2000-04-26 00:00:00
--Well... - SoulTaker - 2000-04-26 00:00:00
---yeah... I'd do that. Maybe if we create an online petition? - Tridus - 2000-04-26 00:00:00
----Re:yeah... I'd do that. Maybe if we create an online petition? - SoulTaker - 2000-04-26 00:00:00
-----Re:yeah... I'd do that. Maybe if we create an online petition? - Tridus - 2000-04-26 00:00:00
------Re:yeah... I'd do that. Maybe if we create an online petition? - SoulTaker - 2000-04-26 00:00:00
-------Re:yeah... I'd do that. Maybe if we create an online petition? - Tridus - 2000-04-26 00:00:00
--------Re:yeah... I'd do that. Maybe if we create an online petition? - SoulTaker - 2000-04-26 00:00:00
---------re:relationships and stuff - Tridus - 2000-04-26 00:00:00
----------re:relationships and stuff - SoulTaker - 2000-04-26 00:00:00
-----------re:relationships and stuff - Tridus - 2000-04-26 00:00:00
------------Well... - SoulTaker - 2000-04-26 00:00:00
-------------Re:Well... - Tridus - 2000-04-26 00:00:00