Saturday, June 14, 2008

Just a neat thought...

Okay, here is a neat thought that Tony and I had the other day while trying to get my military i.d. renewed before it expires (end of July-- yikes!). We went to the building on-post where all the in-processing happens (new soldiers check-in, so to speak), thinking that it was the logical place for i.d.'s. It is-- but only if you are active duty. Of course, at one time it probably was, then it changed and you only find out these things when you need to get something done and then it is painful. We went all the way through the maze of the building to the lower reaches and beyond, only to read the sign that we have to get "dependant" id's all the way across base at ANOTHER building. Okay. We didn't even go there, because it was now lunch hour and all things government related have to shut down during lunch hours-- because, you know, the Army hasn't discovered the amazing idea of doing lunch in SHIFTS!!

Anyway, as we were walking out of the building, I looked at Tony and said, "See, how great being in the military is? Because we are so used to inefficient government systems, we aren't as rattled by all the inefficiency related to adoption (both state-side AND ET side)! We have a LOT of practice in walking through a simple process, multiple times in order to get it done :D!!!" He immediately agreed and we both just laughed...

One more reason I am so thankful that God has us in the Army!!
Grace and Peace,
Shari

PS For the only two people who care what the new home school shelves look like, I am taking pictures after I run this morning. I was too beat after doing all my running and errands yesterday-- sorry :(...

2 comments:

Jill Coen said...

Amen, Shari! That cracked me up. I told one guy in an office, "I've done more paperwork than you can imagine and jumped through hoops backwards...go ahead...throw it at me! What requirements does your office have for me that I won't be able to complete because of requirements from another office that I won't be able to complete because I can't complete the requirements from YOUR office?" ;)

Laughter is the best medicine!!

Renee' said...

LOL... as a fellow military family I can totally relate!! I never thought it would serve me well in the adoption process, but you are right, this should be old hat after 17 years in the USAF!