Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Nightscapes and Dreammares

Wild and crazy dreams. That's what happens when you sleep in a room with the heat turned up. It sets the stage for a fever-like evening of vivid sleep journeys. Then when you wake, you travel to the beaucratic land of 'mares: the income tax office. Did you know that there are 3 branches in Jerusalem and they have assigned themselves numbers. What they forgot to do was tell the public. And so we went to one branch and since the one we needed was not so far away; we walked it. After a bit of finding-the-right-floor, we obediently took a number (as though we were at the deli counter back in Jersey). At a certain point the red LCD went BACKWARDS. That my friend is how you know that you are in the right place.
All in all it was a worthwhile visit because the amount we owed, was in fact their error. In 2 weeks we should be rather wealthy or at least break even.

Factoid: The guy who discovered/invented X-Rays was named Roentgen. Doesn't your whole world just fall into place?


shanin said...

that xray fact definately made things a little clearer. thanks for the englightenment.

TitaniaWrites said...

They owe you money? That's gotta be a good feeling. I was reading your blog and picturing how it must have felt to sit there and watch that damn numeric display go BACKWARDS. Says a lot about this place in which we live, eh? Enjoy your new found wealth, spend wisely.
(Very sad to hear that it wasn't Mr X who discovered the rays...)