I went to LSC today to get my certificates and academic transcripts. After waiting for half an hour, it was my turn.
He asked: when did you apply for them?
Me: Last year.
Me: Yea. So it should be ready by now.
He gave me a dark look and went to search for it. Then came back with a not-so-thick stack of certs and transcripts. After searching through he said: Its not here. Maybe its not ready yet.
Me: What do you mean not ready?? Michelle sent me email saying it was ready.
Him: I think maybe its thrown away. Because you took so long to come and collect it.
Me: I was in my home country. I came back for graduation only.
Him: Ahh..ic. I understand. Well, we can't keep hundreds of transcripts you see. So we must have thrown it away. But you can reapply again. This time you don't have to wait 6 months. I promise it will be ready in 6 days.
How could you throw it away? Its not even 6 months yet. We haven't even attended our Masters graduation ceremony.
I gave him another receipt which claimed I can get 5 pounds back from my graduation robe back in January.
He said: I can't. My colleague is not here. Come back next time. She deals with it.
Me: What if next time I come here and she's still not here?
Him: Good question. Hmm..let me see what I can do.
He goes away a moment and comes back to inform me that his colleague is out to lunch. You'll have to come back later..
Sigh. Why am i not surprised?