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The "Life in the UK" test [20090625|13:50]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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I took the "Life in the UK" test this morning. I arrived at Brixton Library about 20 minutes early. This turned out not to be a problem, as the remarkably inefficient system for checking people in meant that it took 50 minutes to process 15 test-takers. (A few people didn't queue properly, which I thought should have been grounds for immediate disqualification.) Once we started, everyone finished well before the end of the 45 minutes allocated for the test. We were, however, still made to wait for them to give us our official notification letters. Despite clearly being easily reproducible printouts with a single stamp, we were told that they could not be replaced in the event of their loss. The whole experience seemed calculated to maximize the stress of the situation. It also seemed ineluctably British.

I no longer care, however, because I PASSED. I can now pay £820 for the privilege of applying for permanent residency. Maybe I should try to claim it on expenses, for additional Britishness Points?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-06-25 13:55 (UTC)
I think this occasion calls for bubbly! :-D Thank you.
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From: pbristow
2009-06-25 16:16 (UTC)
"(A few people didn't queue properly, which I thought should have been grounds for immediate disqualification.)"

Too damn right! Country's going' to the dogs, I tell ya. =:o\
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-06-26 09:20 (UTC)
The trouble is, though, that no British person would point out that the person in question had made a mistake. So how are they supposed to find out that they messed up?
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From: pbristow
2009-06-26 09:36 (UTC)
Well, quite. But did any of the questions in the Britishness test cover "able to spot gaping logic errors likely to lead to profound injustices"? I think not... =:o\
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-06-26 10:04 (UTC)
I'm not allowed to say. I can, however, assure you that I was not required to fire upon Welshmen with a bow and arrow from the city walls of Chester.
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From: pbristow
2009-06-26 09:44 (UTC)
BTW, did Iforget to say: Yay! =:o}
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-06-26 10:04 (UTC)
Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: nimoloth
2009-07-02 12:25 (UTC)
*lol*
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