Monday, February 27, 2006

Public Service Announcement

Since i've started telling people about my upcoming move to Glasgow, i've noticed a trend in peoples' reaction.

And it's annoying the shit out of me.

After telling people that i'm moving, some have taken to asking, "why?!" - which is a fair question. The next question is usually, "how?" - and i begin explaining about the wonderful world of UK Ancestry (basically, if you have a Grandparent from the UK and live in the commonwealth, you can apply for a UK Ancestry Visa that allows you to live and work in the UK for 4 years). i pontificate aloud as to how long i plan on staying (no idea), and tell people that after 3 years, you can apply to become a permanent resident. After a year of residency, you can then apply to become a citizen (which is, yes, something i've thought about).

Anyway, some people have replied to my long-winded answer by stating, "or you could just marry a Scottish lad!!"

WHICH MAKES ME WANT TO RIP MY HAIR OUT AND SCREAM IN THEIR FACE AND KICK DIRT AT THEIR SHINS!

Now, i'm not a politically correct tyrant or anything, but it fucking annoys me because people just assume that:

(a) i'm straight - which, ok, I AM but still!

and

(b) i believe in marriage and obviously, if i were to get married, i would marry for the sheer convenience of it.

i know that people mean no harm by their replies but i fucking swear: if one more person points out that i could just marry away all my visa problems, i might just go all Frances Farmer on their ass!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Geez I did not realize this generation even knew who Frances Farmer was!! Impressive!

JC said...

Who could ever forget the infamous incident when Frances Farmer beat the shit out of her hair/make-up lady when she berated Frances for not brushing her hair?! Frances ruled!