Privileges of being an American (cartoon)

There are many privileges of being an American, but I was reminded of another one today. We went to the US Embassy to get Leila’s passport renewed, and we only needed to flash our American passports and jump ahead of the hundreds of people waiting for visas. (See comic below). I do need a Kenyan Pupil’s Pass (KPP) to stay here, but so far that has been relatively painless – certainly more efficient than France was.

Tomorrow, all my colleagues have to appear in person at the British High Commission to present their visa applications in person for August’s trip to Tyndale House. (I’ll just present my passport when we get to  Heathrow.) Life can be so unfair. The same privilegesbenefitted me on our previous study trip to Israel. However, there I was the only one detained for questioning at the airport – “Who is this crazy-looking red head pretending to be an African student?!?”

Here is today’s PhD Comic on that topic

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