That was my reply today when I went to the Police station. After sitting in line close to an hour, she looked over my documents and told me that my medical examination wasn't sufficient. I had gone to the doctor in Nove Zamky, where she sent me for blood tests, x-rays, the works! Then she collected these results and compiled them onto one nice little peice of paper. All for which I paid good money. "sorry, General Doctors can't do these tests." "But she sent me to specialists." "General Doctors cannot do these tests. You have to have one of these pre-approved doctors test you, and have them write this specific sentence." All I could hear was the flushing of the toilet with my money going down it!
So, I have to go for more tests and get more papers, for which need other papers... and more money. Beautiful. The funniest thing though is this, to get my self-employment papers (so I can teach english) I have to have proof that I;ve lived in an English speaking country for more than ten years. Passport doesn't count. Neither does my drivers license, or my birth certificate. I laughed and I asked them how I could possibly do that! To which I was told that I have to write myself a letter. "I hereby proclaim, Christina Chaput, a Canadian citizen, was born in this place on this date. This is my passport number and I have lived in Canada for the past 25 years. Signed, Christina Chaput." And that's my proof.
I hope that by reading these exerpts from my life, that you would all have a greater appreciation and understanding for missionaries globally. Such are our lives... and I'm new to all this! But to think that I;m going to have to repeat this year after year... (sigh)