Well dear readers this is the latest installment of my French driver's license saga...
Last time I wrote back in December I had just sent off my dossier 02 to the Prefecture, the lovely lady at the auto-école helped me fill it out and then I waited... and waited... and waited some more. They said it could take 3 months to get a convocation so I was patient. I tried calling last week but apparently at 11:15am on a weekday people don't answer the phone, must have been pause-cafe..
Now its March and no news so I called the Prefecture. They transferred me to the DDE who said they have no record of my dossier on hand. So I called back the prefecture and they said they have no record of it either! She asked what I sent in, when I replied the dossier 02 formule all filled out she answered with shock, but no pictures? I said no, there was no list of other things to file so I just sent that. "oh, well if you didn't send the 2 pictures and your piece d'identité and and and of course we wouldn't have been able to fill it out!"
Figures, I forgot that I could have used my telepathic powers! Silly me.
Anyway she said she would send me the list of things to re-fill out and send back to her. As soon as she got them she would transfer them to the DDE to be put on the urgent list (after I asked if this was going to take another 3 months!)
So hopefully this will all work out. But to be honest I don't know if I'll pass the stupid code, I worked on it again last night and even paying attention to the pieges I still got TONS wrong because the ones I thought were traps were not and the ones that looked totally normal were...
Gah, if I survive this I'll need a gold medal.
Or maybe I should just drive on my American license and forget all this... works for so many other Americans!
06/03/09 Update: the lady followed through and sent me a new dossier and the list of documents needed. I got it done and sent back yesterday so I hope I'll hear back soon!