Passport Office…at home.

Travelers be aware: passport offices are currently closed. I called the passport office today about an expired passport that replaced a passport I thought I lost, but found ands it’s valid till 2023. So of course I’m wondering, can I use my original passport in lieu of offices being closed? The gold I found today was partially of my own making and it involved empathy. I spoke with a woman who repeated a “rehearsed statement” about the offices being closed and passports not being issued. I thanked her and shared my passport situation. We ended up finding our way to laughter. She then proceeded to share how angry people have been and the challenge it is doing her work from home. I asked her about the challenges she’s facing, and she shared how the hostility from callers does affect her home life. After hearing this, I expressed a sincere hope that my call was a bright spot in her work day. She said it was and the call ended on a mutually happy note. I feel civility plays a role here too. The importance of assuming the best and seeking for understanding, especially when there are roadblocks to what you want. And, in case you are wondering, I cannot use my original passport and I’m hoping passport offices will open soon. For her and for me. EMPATHY/CIVILITY 6/23/20

Published by KendraRuthAgree

Finding the Golden Rule in action everywhere I go! It’s like time stops and I get to watch amazing scenes play out in front of me. Scenes that embody Kindness, Empathy, Respect, and Civility. Arizona is a Golden Rule State and I’m what you might call a Golden Rule prospector.

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