We got up early this morning and headed for the USCIS office to get our finger prints re-taken. As you may recall some unknown governmental force caused us to have to do this again although we were just there on the September 4th and they collected our biometrics (fingerprints, no bodily fluids yet)right there at that time. We got this letter in the mail with an appointment on it with no clear reason why we had the appointment so we called our agency and they thought it was an error and we should ignore it but to be on the safe side Jim called the number on the notice and he talked to someone who told him that she could not say what happened but they needed to recollect our biometrics. So we figured we don’t want to mess this up so we arranged to be late to work, which was not easy for Jim since he is a substitute teacher. Jim could have easily have lost his subbing job for that day but the school he was working for was kind enough to work around it. We get the office and after having our strip search in security (I have learned not to take anything but my paperwork, ID and a check book), we get another form to fill out and wait. We sat there for 30 minutes before Jim was called up to the window. He then asked the lady why we have to come back again; she said “well when were you last here, a year ago?” He said “no a couple weeks ago.” She then had to check on it. Apparently our fingerprints are fine and we did not need them re-done, we should have listened to our agency but who knew. So we were sent on our way with nothing but wasted time, no wonder the government never seems to get anything accomplished. Hopefully she knew what she was talking about and we don’t get another appointment in a couple of weeks.