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May 24, 2019 17:27:52

European Parliament election - my dramatic tale

by @lucjah PATRON | 389 words | 231🔥 | 237💌

Lucjah

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I am in Paris for 10 days, return ticket for the 29th of April.

But I do not go back, I need to stay, I want to stay. I feel really happy about it.

Then I realise, that there is the European Parliament elections. Important! With all the craziness around, REALLY IMPORTANT! Each vote counts! And me...?

I am stuck in France.

Google research... Embassy website... Oh my god... SO EASY! I write an email with all my data, no electronic signatures, no ID copies required. After a few days... I got a confirmation, I am registered to vote in Paris in one of the Embassy locations.

Yeeeeey!

There is no need for me to stay in Paris any longer, and I feel a strong impulse to go to Poland. Ok, ticket bought, plans arranged. I feel really happy about it.

Then I realise, that there is the European Parliament elections. Important! With all the craziness around, REALLY IMPORTANT! Each vote counts! And me...?

I am registered in France.

Google research... Embassy website... Oh my god... IMPOSSIBLE! I cannot just write an email, I have to go PERSONALLY to get a certificate letting me vote in Poland. But... No chance to go there, my flight is next day! 

A pretty dramatic email to the Embassy. Emergency! I HAVE TO VOTE! WHAT CAN BE DONE???

I can get the certificate by mail to my Polish address. 

Yeeeeey! 

It is Wednesday... My post office closes Friday afternoon. Will it work???

Thursday, no post.

Friday morning... I have to go out... It is registered mail with acknowledgement of receipt, the postwoman will not just leave it for me. WHAT AM I TO DO???

Well, I have no choice... I will go to the post office just before they close and check... That is all I can think of...

I drive uphill one of the little streets of my area and... I see... MY POST LADY!!! I cannot believe it?!?! This is crazy, I don't think I have seen her more than 10 times in 5 years. I stop and ask about mail for me. She is not happy, it would be on the very bottom of her huge caddy... 

IT IS THERE!!! I WILL VOTE!


WILL WE STOP THE MADNESS?


At least I will know I did everything I could... and the Universe helped me <3



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    @lucjah Great! Let us know if there's a last minute episode before to vote! :)))

    PhilH avatar PhilH | May 24, 2019 22:19:40
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    @lucjah we are in May, just so you know ~

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | May 24, 2019 17:32:06
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      @basilesamel LOL! I KNOW :-))) we vote the day after tomorrow!

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | May 24, 2019 17:34:13
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      @lucjah but you wrote "return ticket for the 29th of April" :P

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | May 24, 2019 17:38:47
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      @lucjah @basilesamel Yes, but she said "But I do not go back, I need to stay", so she extended her stay beyond April 29 :D

      PhilH avatar PhilH | May 24, 2019 22:19:01
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      @lucjah @philh hooooo wow 🤯

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | May 25, 2019 08:37:39
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      @basilesamel hihi... and yet I WILL VOTE!

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | May 25, 2019 20:20:28
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