OK, I know I said I wasn't blogging, but my kids are asleep, and this is something I wanted to post last week while I was in France. However, I didn't have the USB cable for my phone with me, and the e-mail setup didn't work (this photo is floating around in the ether right now), so it had to wait.
Here's what I posted at Flickr:
I couldn't believe what I saw as I sat at a stoplight in my former hometown in France: a University of Kentucky bumper sticker on a car in front of me. First of all, the French don't do bumper stickers. Second, The University of Kentucky, located in Lexington, Kentucky? The place I now live represented in the place I used to live?
If the light hadn't been about to change, I'd have gotten out of my car and knocked on the driver's window. As it was, I was lucky to get this shot.
Click on the photo to see the note I placed on it, and view it large here.
People. It took three minutes and thirty-two seconds for me to clear up something with the French administration. The. French. Administration. And at least thirty of those seconds were taken by the phone ringing at the Hôtel des Impots.
At first I wasn't hopeful, with the ringing-ringing-ringing-and nobody-picking-up-ing. When someone finally answered the phone, I said I was calling about the tax bill I'd received.