I’d heard horror stories of people trying to fast-track their passport renewals, only to be held up by things like subtle differences in signature, etc. Given the price difference of $100+ between the fast-track and slow-boat methods, I opted for slow-boat since I’m not in any hurry to leave the country. They said I should have my passport by December.
I got it in the mail yesterday.
Sometimes, not often but sometimes…the federal bureaucracy surprises you with its efficiency.