• The intricacies of the Norwegian tax system

    Or: Clueless bureaucrats attempting rip-off

  • The dangers of uninformed secretaries

    In the letter saying I had to get a "justificatifs concernant le niveau sonore", the text "Brigade de police de LYON" was scribbled on the side. I showed the paper to a French person who has been very helpful in formal matters, and was given the advice to try calling the Annecy police, since they are closer. A quick call confirmed this, and I got an appointment for Saturday 16:00 (sic!).