La phobie administrative

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La phobie administrative

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I could have posted this in What made you laugh today, but as it's French administration, I thought I'd post it here instead.

"I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times." - Everett Dirksen

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WONDFERFUL!
Thanks so much for posting, FFS.

I remember trying to get a carte de sejour, or maybe it was a permis de travail, in Paris in 1963, and the whole thing came rushing back...

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Loiseau wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:19 pm
WONDFERFUL!
Thanks so much for posting, FFS.

I remember trying to get a carte de sejour, or maybe it was a permis de travail, in Paris in 1963, and the whole thing came rushing back...
I was peeing my nappies back then. What brought you to France so long ago ?
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Oh God, does that make me the doyenne of the forum?!

I was secretary to the editor of the English edition of "Réalités" magazine (of which I am sure you will never have heard, as it expired long ago). It was a general-interest mag, a sister publication to "Connaissance des Arts" and other glossies. When I got the job, my friends in England all said: "Oh, it will be just like 'Compact' " which was a current soap on UK TV. (It wasn't.)

They had extra fun in the administrative offices of Paris, because of course they could tell you that No, you were in the wrong place, and must cross the city to go somewhere else - where someone else would tell you that you definitely had to go to the place you had left but two hours earlier...

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mysty wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:27 pm
Loiseau wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:19 pm
WONDFERFUL!
Thanks so much for posting, FFS.

I remember trying to get a carte de sejour, or maybe it was a permis de travail, in Paris in 1963, and the whole thing came rushing back...
I was peeing my nappies back then. What brought you to France so long ago ?
I didn't exist

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I was made in 1963😁

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Maricopa wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:33 am
I was made in 1963😁
Snap!
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FrenchForumSurvivor wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:58 pm
I could have posted this in What made you laugh today, but as it's French administration, I thought I'd post it here instead.
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We have got our CVs, driving licences and cartes de sejour and on each occasion we have been dealt with by very helpful and friendly staff - perhaps we were just lucky.
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Its the luck of the draw. Others' experiences read more like being treated as if you were something to be scraped off the fonc's shoe.

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