Saturday, February 12, 2005

Too Bad There Wasn't a "Born-On" Date

FICTIONEER - I popped in to see my friend the framer, Karl, today, to warn him that I'd be bringing by a brother with some things to be framed tomorrow. Karl mentioned to me that he'd gotten a letter from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regarding his application for a visa for his wife, who lives in China. I gathered that a naturalized citizen applying for a visa for an alien must have his fingerprints on file with USCIS. Current fingerprints. USCIS had written to advise Karl that his fingerprints on file had expired.

Karl held up his hands to me and asked, "What expire? Fingerprints don't expire!"

This is America, Karl. Everything expires, including common sense.

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