Donnerstag, 30. September 2010


Noch gar nicht erwähnt - kaum hatten wir das Visum, kaum waren wir zuhause und kaum haben wir unseren Post hier reingestellt, kam ein Anruf..."Hello, this is Mr. Scott speaking, may I talk to Mr. Hofling please?"
Hm...aha, das Konsulat also..."Well, Mr. Hofling...I got bad news for you..."
Wie, was? Mir ist das Herz in die Hose gerutscht...was, wenn das Visum nun doch nicht durch ist? Was, wenn es nicht klappt mit den USA? Wir haben zugegebermaßen schon vorher gescherzt, wir würden dann eben woanders hin. Australien, Südamerika oder so. Aber das geht doch nicht! Wir wollen doch in die USA, und immerhin haben wir schon unseren Blog!
"We got some problems with your fingerprints..."
"I think you have to come again to take them once more", und dann noch in gebrochenem Deutsch, "don`t worry, ihrrr Visum ist dursch...wir brrrauchen nur ihre Fingerprints."
Puh, nochmal Glück gehabt.

Ich war also diesen Montag wieder im Konsulat. Hatte einen "In-House"-Termin, musste aber die ganze Prozedur nochmal durchmachen. Wieder eine Nummer ziehen, wieder durch die Sicherheitsschleuse, wieder in der Halle warten. Ich habe mir eine Stunde lang die Flaggen der 50 Bundesstaaten reingezogen - und tatsächlich habe ich es bei einem kleinen Test danach geschafft, stolze 40 Staaten auswendig aufzuzschreiben!
Tja, und jetzt haben die Amis also einen ganzen Katalog von meinen Fingerprints, linke Hand, rechte Hand, beide Daumen. Und von mir aus bekommen sie jede Woche den aktuellen Abdruck per Post zugeschickt...meine Fingerprints im Winter, im Sommer, nasse Fingerprints, Fingerprints im Handschuh, im Handstand, Fingerprints in blau und grün...hauptsache, es geht endlich los! ;-)

"Prrrrressen Sie, Mr. Hofling, Prrrressen! Sie mussen die Druck auf die Finger machen...pressen!"
"...ja, ich mach ja was ich kann..."
"Herzlichen Gluckwunsch Mr. Hofling, sie haben soeben zwei gesunde Fingerprints in die Computer gebracht!"


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