Yep, when we got our passports a few years back we paid the expedited rate and got outs in seven days...well the other half and I did. They refused to send our daughter's until after we traveled because they thought she was trying to run away from home. The people at the post office here refuse to let us sign papers even though we tried to because they said we did not need to...she was sixteen or over. The people in the regional office refused to issue the passport even though I called and told the top dog I was the mother. We went back to our local office, and the people there still refused. Don't you love being caught between a couple of govt. idiots? It's a good thing it was a closed circuit cruise. She did get her passport after we got back. Thankfully, she did not need to use it while we were away and she'll have it for later.