Tuesday, October 2, 2007

These past two weeks. . .

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A list of things I do not have:
  • hot water
  • a cell phone
  • a checkbook
  • a debit card with my name spelled correctly (Britanny Blackmon)
  • the internet at my house
  •  the courage to have another heated debate on the phone with Gaz de France
These things have been preoccupying my life for the past two weeks.  I pretty much go to bed knowing that in the morning I will have to live again the exact same horror that is French bureaucracy.  It gives me nightmares.

Not having hot water really sucks.  Dishes don't get cleaned, showers are not taken, it's gross.  But you know what really sucks? The fact that GDF can only have one person at a time take a look at my account and that they tell me they will call me back to make an appointment and then two days later I still haven't heard from them.  I call back and it's always the same response, they need to find the person that incorrectly closed my doissier.  It's official: I hate GDF.

I also hate BNP, because again in some ridiculous instant they decided that they would hold onto my debit card until one person (the same person that was on vacation from Friday to Monday) signed the paper that I gave for my bank account.  Because that one person has to sign every single paper that goes into my dossier. We call it "la logique fran├žaise" which tends to be synonymous with "complete bullshit".


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