SO i have been taught a lesson that i will never forget for the rest of my life… DO NOT MESS WITH THE NIGERIAN EMBASSY!!!!!
Ok So here is what happened
In December (that just passed) i was going to visit my cousin Ozzy in Lagos but i don’t have a Nigerian passport… so i usually get a visa under my American Passport, everyone tells me it’s easier to just get a Nigerian Passport but i don’t want to have to think about trying to send my birth certificate anywhere and a Visa only takes about a week.
SO after i got in all my paperwork finished my interview and received my Visa, i was given a date to go pick it up from the Nigerian Embassy which was on a Tuesday at 3pm on the 21th … well that sucked because i would have to take a long lunch break to go to the appointment but i figured my company would understand because my flight left on the 24th .
I get to the Embassy at 2:45pm just to be safe…
I turned around before i walked through the Embassy doors and i was in Midtown
Now this is no joke but as soon as i walked through the Embassy’s door i might as well had been in Lagos.. lol there was no need to travel… i was already there.
Well i put that aside and waited for my turn to pick up my visa. Well of course 3pm came the Embassy was crowded and there was still no one there from the Embassy to return our Passports.
Of course by now everyone waiting was about ready to start a riot…
… 4:45pm …
in walks this auntie looking woman who had a “BBM disinterested” look on her face and a smirk on her lips.
She sat down smugly and began counting down the numbers… when it finally got to me … i sat down in front of her and gave her all of my paper work and then tried to explain to her that i LOST MY NUMBER CARD.
But honestly my passport was RIGHT in front of her and online it said if you lost your number card you just have to bring in two forms of id which i did.
She Hissed at me and said “First of all … DID YOU GREET ME szchewwwwwww, and i don’t care what it said on the computer if you don’t have the number card you are not getting this PASSPORT, you have to file for a new VISA!”
WELL I LOST IT!
“First of all you have me waiting for almost 2 hours for an interview that was suppose to take place at 3pm it’s now 5pm, you walk in here like you could careless if you have all these people waiting and i’m suppose to sit down get on my knees and Greet you because of what? MY FRIEND HAND ME MY PASSPORT SO I CAN GET BACK TO WORK!”
People waiting behind me cheered because they were just as Pissed off as i was.
Feeling attacked she took all of our Passports and refused to hand it to us. Finally her supervisor came and everyone relaxed. He took over and handed our Passports back to us as
THE WHOLE ROOM RAINED INSULTS UPON her telling her
“You should be ashamed of yourself”
“Because you have small power”
I left the Embassy Pissed as hell but hey at least SHE GOT HER JUST DESERTS.
Well fast forward to 4 months later… i’m now trying to go to Lagos this July to see Ozzy and my family again… BUT this time i decided to get a Nigerian Passport instead so i don’t have to deal with that rubbish again. Well i sent in my Birth Certificate and all the required information. But i didn’t receive an interview date due to an online error. So i went to the Nigerian Embassy once again and they told me to go to the person who handles the paper work…
As i entered the elaborator and headed up stairs i had a bad feeling but i ignored it… when i got to the office there was a person behind the desk with their back turned to me… i told them the Embassy lost my paper work and what should i do…??
WELLLLSSSSSTTTTT GUESS WHO TURNED AROUND TO FACE ME WITH A SMUG LOOK ON HER FACE AND THE MOST WICKED SMILE I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY WHOLE LIFE
AS SHE SAID TO ME “YOUUUUUUUU!”
“YOU NEED MY HELP WITH YOUR PAPER WORK ABI! BUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH”
Well it was then i knew… i was majorly screwed!
Still not sure how i’m going to get my passport back from the embassy… at this point i’m just tired!
LOl DAMN lessoned learned … NEXT TIME JUST KEEP MY MOUTH SHUT!