Thursday, 9 February 2012

German Precision

Matthew "Citizen" Richardson

When Vicky and I registered our residence in Berlin, as all tax-paying Germans must do, the woman working at das B├╝rgeramt manged to mix up the two lines on my passport for 'name' and 'citizenship'. Luckily I think I am still accepted as a British citizen, not a British Ian.

This isn't meant to slag off the kindly B├╝rgeramt arbeiterin. She was incredibly patient with my bumbling German and exceedingly helpful, considering. I doff my hat to her. The blame lies entirely with me. When she showed us the completed form, after our interview, and asked if it was all correct, I was too busy ensuring she hadn't listed any religion for us, rather than checking my actual flipping name. 

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