I suppose this is the obligatory “I’m sorry I haven’t been posting much because I’m having so much fun and I don’t have time to sit in my room and write about it” blogpost.
The time is flying by extremely fast, as I knew it would. I recently returned from Rome, where I got the chance to stay at a friend’s apartment free of charge! That was a blessing, considering how I royally screwed myself the day I left.
As I was returning from school, I realized that I had left my keys inside my apartment. I had not done this yet, and began to panic. My room-mate works at Disneyland Paris, and he was away for the day. He only works once or twice a week.
It would just so happen, that the ONE day that I have a plane to catch is the ONE day that I forget my key and also happens to be one of the days that my room-mate is out of the city. Alas, I used my growing french skills, and went down to the building’s office on the first floor. The woman, who poke no english, assisted me by calling a locksmith. She then informed me that the job would cost just under 100€. I cringed at spending that amount of cash, but I had no other choice.
After a pleasant conversation with the woman about how annoying it is that objects have a gender in French, the locksmith arrived. He grabbed a piece of plastic from his bag, and slid it up the crack of my door. The lock popped open, and he turned to me for payment. If I knew how to say “Well I could have done that myself,” I would have, but the past subjunctive is an unknown beast. Alas, Italy ended up costing a little more than I had planned.
The flight was only about 75€, which is about just over $100. I decided that stressing would worry my trip, and it would all come out in the wash.
I’ll post a video about Rome soon! Stay tuned!!