Well today was eventful.
7am wake up to apply for my residency permit.
We had to get to Woollahra between 900 and 1200. O fun.
We were gone for four hours, 15 minutes were spent in the German Consulate.
I hate to sound cliche’, but the lady behind the desk was very efficient. And nice.
I watched her conversation with some German nationals. All I could understand is that she could not do something, then asked when the passport ran out, to which the national replied the first of march. I felt like such a loser.
I gave another lady an empathetic smile when she struggled with the door to get in, she said something in German and laughed so I did one of those “o yeah” laughy-things. I still have no idea what she said.
I guess this is my first experience of language barriers where I’m the odd one out.
On the plus side my application was all good and I can expect the permit in 4 weeks. I leave in 6.
Not long now. So exciting.