Wow. Nobody from US immigration actually checks your passport when you leave the country. Every other country I’ve ever left has immigration do this, but in the US, they leave it to the airlines. I guess in my case the check-in guy forgot to do his job, because I noticed that green departure record is still in my passport. Wanting to be able to return to the US, I rang the embassy, because, you know, they’ll think I’m still there. Ring back Friday between 2 and 4, they said, which made me remember tales told by people who’d rung every Friday for weeks and not gotten through.
So I did a Google, as you would, and my goodness, I have a lot of work to do.
Better start acting in a way that documents I’m home, huh? At least they stamped my passport properly when I entered Schengen. And I didn’t lose my boarding pass. Should be OK.