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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I can haz swissbürger(recht)

As of this week I have a new ancestral home town, Romoos, Luzern.

I have been looking forward to becoming Swiss for a couple of reasons. One, so I can vote. And two, so I can get arrested without getting deported. My first act as a Swiss citizen will be to build a minaret.

In addition, I am quite proud to have become a Romooser. Romoos is a tiny cow town (in, I believe, the Apline foothills), but a heroic town clerk from there once saved us from a great deal of unpleasantness, by sending a critical fax to the airline we scheduled were to fly on.

The fax said, in essence, that passport or no passport, my wife always had a place in her ancestral village, and they should let her on the goddamned plane. You can see why I like Romoos.

letter from the Swiss, telling me I am Swiss

Posted by benrosen at November 9, 2010 01:56 PM | Up to blog

Go, Team Auslaender!

Posted by: Matt at November 9, 2010 02:07 PM

Gratuliere! Does the cheese taste any better? :)

Posted by: susan at November 12, 2010 07:29 PM

The cheese already tasted pretty damn good. That was one of the big draws, really.

Posted by: Benjamin Rosenbaum at November 21, 2010 09:15 AM
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