- We don't do that anymore for EU citizens.
- We do them for EU citizens, but the system is down.
- You can come back in September, or go to your municipal office.
- When I ask for the name of the municipal office, she hesitates before writing it out. It turns out I may not be able to go there: the local office used to accept applications, but now there's supposed to be a meeting between them and Head Office, and she's not sure. The meeting date hasn't been set.
Needless to say the afternoon involved beer in the sunshine.
And in other news: happy birthday to my big brother, who is having a fine time in West Cork today. Have a great evening Sean!