The rush option really was a rush!

Despite the fact that I am trying to remain in denial, I have to go next week to register our oldest daughter for Kindergarten for next Fall. Unfortunately, we had both procrastinated terribly and had not gotten her birth certificate yet, something that we needed for the registration process. The normal processing time said to expect two or more weeks until delivery so I went last week and paid $35 for the rush service (instead of $15).

I had two pleasant surprises. For one thing, despite the fact that there were a lot of people there (who knew so many people would need a birth, marriage, or death certificate all at the same time?), it was very quick to get through the line and get called up to the desk. I think I was there under half an hour – with a four-year-old and a one-year-old in tow, fast is always appreciated!

The biggest surprise was that we got the birth certificate in only three business days! I was very pleasantly surprised by that, because I was not expecting it until the end of this week. Now I guess we’re all ready to register her for school. Except for the fact that we don’t want to admit she’s almost school aged.

The best part of the experience was that I haven’t been downtown in ages so even though it was too cold to walk around with a camera in hand, I got some fairly decent shots out the window. Sometimes I really miss working downtown.

Reflected

1 Comment so far

  1. Justin (unregistered) on February 6th, 2007 @ 11:33 am

    The lineup might be due in fact that you need a birth certificate to get a passport.. And the new regulations in the States now require a passport when going by plane..

    Not sure of the age group, but when born between a certain number of years, the birth certificate issued to your parents at the time, is no longer valid. So you gotta run down there to get a new one.. I fell into that category..



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