Sunday, October 28, 2007

Dickhead

I've been here nearly two years now but have yet to receive my Carte Vitale (yeah, put that in your movie, Michael Moore!). Because I'm able to see doctors on Fred's card and hate doing paperwork and reading instructions, I could have gone on like this forever. As a condition of my new employment, however, I had to produce a card or at least an attestation that I was in the process of getting one. I received the attestation and my card was supposed to arrive the following month. Instead I received a notice that France is introducing new cards that require a photo I.D. The other night, the only night I had on make-up, I finally mustered the energy to take the photo. We arrived at the Saint Michel station photo booth a few minutes early before meeting a friend for dinner. I stepped in the booth and was ready to go. Luckily, Fred is more astute than me and said “if you use this booth that will be in the photo”. I focused on my reflection and turned around to examine the giant penis and scrotum scribbled on the plastic backdrop. I tried standing up, rearranging the seat, having Fred hold up my coat as a back drop, all to no avail. I considered just taking the photo with my head perfectly framed by male genitalia. Certainly a giant penis growing out of my ear would convince a doctor that I was worthy of medical attention.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

heheh brilliant!
delphine

Samantha said...

Ha, this is the funniest thing I've read in a long time!

I think you should go back there and take a picture anyways, just so we could all see what the booth looks like!!

amy said...

oh man, I totally would have done it.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

oh what a hoot! did you at least take the photos to keep for yourself? hope so.

Fusion said...

hi, have you found a new job and if so what is it?

I'm looking for jobs myself but it's not easy being an expat in geneva.

eclat said...

Way too much hilarity for me, lol! I cannot deal...especially with the part about your hubby trying to hold the coat up as a backdrop. Lmao

Aralena said...

That is hysterical! Tête de bite, on the rise in metropolitan France.

Karen said...

That's hilarious!

joy suzanne said...

So funny!

David said...

Don't we have a photo of you in Vegas with a big penis? Oh no, wait, that was Dina.

Jester said...

Wait... are you saying it's not NORMAL to have a giant penis growing out of your ear?

IslandGirl4Ever2 said...

That's REALLY funny!! I had a nice laugh.. and did you also take a picture without the coat as the background... just for memories??

Eclat said...

*Drums fingers restlessly...crickets*

Okay, I tried to be patient, but this is getting way out of hand! Where is my favorite blogger?! How am I supposed to function without your hilarious posts!?

(I hope everything is okay). :0l

joy suzanne said...

Bonne année, Amy! Hope you've been busy with all wonderful stuff and that 2008 gets off to a great start.

Destination Metz said...

happy new year, hope you're still alive!xx

French for a While said...

New to your blog and new to France. But this entry doesn't make me an more optimistic that my cards (how many should I be getting?) will come anytime soon!!

Emily said...

I hope you'll be scanning the photo and posting it on your blog. I gotta see this. :)

Anonymous said...

What happened to the blog?

joy suzanne said...

Just wanted to check in and say Hi, Amy! Hope things are good with you...

IslandGirl4Ever2 said...

That's HILARIOUS!!!