I went to Largo yesterday to go to dinner with my mom and I decided to get my passport while I was in town. I went to the Clerk of Court, which I did not need an appointment for. So it was perfect.
I got there around 12:45, took a number, and sat down. There were only two people in front of me. Side Note: The Clerk of Court even on a Monday afternoon can be a scary place, full of minor traffic offenders to angry dirt bags having to pay back child support. Anyway, I get up to the desk and realize I have to pay with a money order. I was sent to an Amscot across the street.
I get to Amscot. Let me remind you I have never had to get a money order before in my life. I hand the man my debit card who looks at my like I am crazy. Then proceeds to tell me you have to have cash for money orders and directs me to the ATM in the corner of the room. So I get out $140, pay for my two money orders, one for $110, and one for $26. I am not sure why they are split up this way but they are.
I go back to the Clerk of Court and wait in line again. This time there were about six people in line. It went by a little slower this time. But I finally made it up there. The woman that was helping me was very nice but I have a feeling she was not exactly sure of what she was doing. She went to the other woman for help a few times, but we finally finished everything. The only thing that made me nervous was that fact that they stapled my birth certificate to the passport application.
I will be stressing out until I get my birth certificate back in the mail, but at least I have officially applied for my passport!!!!