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>Since My Readers Are So Good at Giving Advice. . .


. . . and since I have a tendency to be very clueless about very basic things, would somebody be so kind as to tell me where does a person go in a very small town in the Midwest if she needs a passport-size picture of herself taken? One could go all the way to St. Louis for that, of course, but it seems like such a waste of time and effort. Are there special places or something where one can go for that purpose? 
And to compensate you for the effort of thinking about this weird question, here is an absolutely true story about a phone call somebody I know got  from a recruiter.
Recruiter: Hi, I’m a recruiter with X company. I’ve seen in a your profile on LinkedIn that you are looking for a position in Y industry. Are you still looking?
Candidate: Yes, I am.
Recruiter: Your profile also specifies that you are looking for a job exclusively in the Midwest.
Candidate: Yes, only the Midwest.
Recruiter: That’s fantastic because we have a great opening for you. It’s in Hong Kong. 
Candidate (thinking of places like Toledo, Ohio and St. Petersburg, Florida): Hong Kong, what?
Recruiter: Hong Kong, the country.

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