Recently, I renewed my passport. The process included the delight of government forms as well as a post office photo shoot featuring a camera that I’m almost certain wrote the picture to a CD-R. Just over two weeks later I received my new passport, as well as a pamphlet from the U.S. Department of State. The pamphlet proclaims “With Your U.S. Passport, The World Is Yours!”, and it opens with this:
Hmm. Something about that doesn’t seem quite right.
It’s almost as though there should be some other word for what this document actually is.
I just can’t put my finger on it. I guess things have changed in recent years? That’s good news, as it means big savings on international airfare. Heck, I might even be persuaded to take a cruise. After all, with my new U.S. passport, it’ll apparently be free.