I arrived just exactly while the guard is calling numbers to get inside the room for the passport processing’s next step. I get inside the room after my number was called and found a vacant seat beside a teenage guy. After a while the guard came in and said in a loud voice “prepare exact payment if possible to avoid any delay due to change shortage”. The teenager looks at me with a worried face and said, “are we going to pay now”? I said “yes”. He then said, “I thought we’re going to pay on the release day. Idon’t have enough money for the payment and I can’t miss this chance because I badly needed my passport next week”. I understand that if he cannot pay today he will be rescheduled next week and wait another week for his passport to be released. He looks so tensed and dialed his phone. After he talked to someone I approached him and offered to lend him money for the payment. He was so surprised that I saw his face glow and again he did call on his phone. I handed him the money soon as the windows opened for the payment to start. He took the money, asks for my mobile phone number and said he will wait for me outside the building as soon we finished all the process. I just smiled at him and waited for our numbers to be called so we can proceed to the next step which is the interview.
The interview process takes only few minutes to finish. The processing officer handed me a receipt with the scheduled release date of my passport, I then find my way out of the building. On my way to the bus station I heard
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