Thursday, November 4, 2010
You'll Always Have a Place in my Heart!
I met the wonderful people at the federal police as a newly wed. We bonded the at first sight of yet another confused foreigner, who spoke no Portuguese, waiting in the long line downtown. Oh yes, when I started my process, the Federal Police was still in the old building no centro. Oh how time flies when you are having fun.
We bonded over our joint killing of trees. They liked me so much there that they asked for numerous copies of my documents. I knew they were each taking one home to frame and hang on the wall. I mean, that's the only logical explanation for why they would need 20 copies of the same document, all with official stamps.
Since the people at the federal police are kind of needy, they had me visiting every 6 months. Of course they promised the card would come before the next 6 months was up. They always said that, but I knew the truth. They'd miss me too much.
So life continued. I was a newlywed, then a pregnant. I was called into a interview to "prove" my relationship with my husband. I knew they really just wanted to look at my scrapbook. I told them they needn't be so formal but those Federal Police like to play hard to get.
Then they switch addresses on me. I got a little nervous. Is this relationship over already? After all the time we've spent staring at each other?!
No, of course not. Those teases.
But it did finally come to an end, as all romance stories do. At least they were kind enough to wait until they moved to their new office at Galeão International Airport. They knew how hurt I would be if I didn't get to see their new pad. It was very mature of them.
So I took my new baby, about 6 months old at the time, and they all got to see him. Awkward seeing I didn't invite any of them to the baby shower! Thankfully, they understood.
Now all I have is my card to remind me of my almost 3 year relationship with the federal police. Don't worry though! I'll get to see them again in 2016 when it expires. You can't get rid of this girl that easily!