I love the US State Department

I don’t lose things. I lost or had my passport stolen last week. I won’t bore you with the details but it drove me crazy for three days of frantic searching. Until I accepted it was gone including all my multi entry visas to China and India. I could not get an appointment in person in Boston to replace it. So, I used an expediter in DC but the State Dept. had a great web site. Easy forms. Decent UI. Shipped off my paperwork on Tuesday night. New passport waiting for me at the Rec Carpet club here in Dulles. Now off to Romania to look at opening a European development office. But only because the State Department made it happen pretty good for a huge government bureaucracy. Plus I get a new passport card that should make trips to Montreal easier.