Pardon my papertrail

© Jessie Kanelos Weiner

All paper trails lead to France.  I have a highly-anticipated rendezvous to renew my visa tomorrow.  I thought being married would alleviate my copious photocopying in preparation for the French Prefecture, but I have made a grand total of 212 photocopies for my appointment.  I was photocopying at Monoprix so long, I memorized the playlist. It was the first time since 1996 I was able to relearn the words to “I Believe I Can Fly.” Forgive me, dear rainforest.  Marianne made me do it.

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6 comments
  1. I love how your illustrations and narrative can depict a frustrating and bureaucratic experience with elegance and grace. So unique!

    • thefrancofly said:

      Thanks, Patrick. Best comments ever! I really appreciate them.

  2. Eeeeeeee…I feel your pain…sending good energy your way for tomorrow!

    • thefrancofly said:

      Good energy is what I need. Thanks, Heather. Murphy’s Law of the Prefecture is always against me. But France cannot get rid of me now!

  3. Cynthia Lewis said:

    Bonne chance!! Don’t let the “fonctionniares” ‘get to you’. Your ipad will come in handy!

    • thefrancofly said:

      Murphy’s Law served me right. My dossier was rejected! Back to the drawing board.

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