Wednesday, May 5, 2010
24601, or how I empathize with Jean Valjean
Although I have not been sentenced to break rocks for the better part of my youth, I feel abused. Can you imagine if everyone who accidentally took the wrong exit on a highway was fined $450?? I just got my passport back yesterday from sending it to get extra pages. Unlike Jean Valjean, my passport is not now yellow. I probably won't be treated like an outcast. I probably won't violate my parole by stealing a coin from a chimney-sweep since I am not on parole. And Officer Rapp probably won't pursue me to the ends of the earth to put me in jail. So life could be worse, but it still sucked.