Throwback Thursday – Aerogrammes de Paris –
“French organization isn’t bad; they just don’t have any!”
Friday, October 21st – I left the apartment at 730am to go to the Prefecture of Police to start working on my carte de sejour. French organization isn’t bad; they just don’t have any. Waited in line with about 200 people – who also had priority cards for 30-45 minutes. Finally got a number to get inside. Window #6 – No. 20. Then one of the ladies at the window said “au pair” weren’t supposed to be in that building. So, we turned in our numbers and were sent to the other building. Then, found out we were at the right building in the first place. They gave us a new number – Window #6 – No. 35, which would mean another 3 hours wait. Luckily, I had been talking to a rather robust Holland girl who wasn’t about to wait that long. She cornered a lady who turned out to be very sympathetic and I was out by 11am – even before the people who had #’s before my original 20!