Brian & Ann's European Experience

Friday, October 22, 2004

Pope John Paul II, Lech Walesa... and Brian

Our friend Mark Lorenc will love this.

Ann called up the IND, the bureau responsible for processing our application for a residence permit, to check up on the status.

The woman said it was still processing, but that she didn't think it would be a problem since her husband was Polish and therefore an EU citizen.

Come again?

Yes, apparently "USA" and "Poland" are very easy to mix up in Dutch. One is abbreviated "VS" (for Verenig Staten) and one is "PL" (for Polen).

Please, no "ejector seats in helicopters" jokes.