Thursday, December 08, 2005

Diplomatic truths

Verity over at Albion's Seedlings has had a Monty Python moment with their High Commission to London. She had called to ask whether she could moe to India, only to be told that she couldn't.
"Foreigners can't settle in India! No, no, no! You can't just settle in another country!"
Me: "Of course, you can. With permission."
"No, you can't."
Reasonably enough, I responded, "Well, what about the 500,000 Indians who are settled in Britain, then?"
To which he responded, "They're illegal."
I was so stunned I was silenced for a minute. "What? They're not illegal!"
"Yes they are."

Priceless, go read the rest

No comments: