American Consulate: Scary
Anyway, it took at least 20 mins for me to be processed so i could be allowed in. From there, it was go to window 2. Then sit down and wait for half an hour. Then go to window 4. Then sit down and wait for half an hour. Then go to window 3 and be quizzed about why you're going to the US. I was all ready to deliver a straight-faced 'no' if asked if i was a terrorist, but alas they did not ask. When filling in the form at work, next to the question about whether i had ever been a member of the Nazi party, i was disappointed to discover that 'Nein' was not an option. You could trip up a lot of Nazis that way.
So the visa will be ready tomorrow at 3. To be honest that's pretty swift, but i did have all my ducks in a row so that was in my favour. Also, here's the fun bit: You have to pay for the visa at a nedbank branch before you even apply. You have to hand in your application with the deposit slip. R660. Joy. I am so glad the company is footing the bill for this.
In the good news department, the boss has said i need to speak to him before buying any new clothes for the trip (the clients are super formal). Maybe i will get a little clothing allowance. w00t!
In the bad news department, i will most likely be on my way by the 28th, which means i will be missing the opportunity to go see Night of the Living Dead (original edition) at the Labia on Saturday! And sushi with Schpat and Elisabeth! Suxxx!