Monday, July 23, 2012

Attention!

In today's mail arrived the news that I have been promoted from Chevalier to Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Indeed, it seems that the promotion was actually made some months ago, while Sarkozy was still president, but since the wheels of the French bureaucracy grind exceedingly slowly, I had no idea. As someone told me the last time I received a French decoration, the proper attitude to take is, "Ça ne se demande pas, ça ne se refuse pas, ça ne se porte pas," but I confess that I do occasionally wear my lapel ribbon.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mazel tov!

Arun

George Ross said...

Mon Cher Officier La République a ses habitudes, parfois lentes, parfois obscures. Mais La Reépublique a ses raisons, et cette-fois si elle a raison!

George

Art Goldhammer said...

I think you still outrank me, cher ami.

Cincinna said...

Félicitations!

bert said...

You were already a Chevalier? If only I'd known, I'd've been more deferential.
Seriously, though, congratulations. If you get the whole set do you win a prize?

Mitch Guthman said...

Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Heartfelt congratulations!

Mélanie

Alison said...

Remember your receiving the Chevalier honors, too many years ago now. Well done that man.

Alex Price said...

Félicitations.

Steven Rendall said...

A great honor, well deserved. Congratulations!

Louis said...

Well deserved. Congratulations!

Sophie M. said...

Warmest congratulations! If you did not find out who your "bienfaiteur" is, who recommended you for promotion, thank everyone just in case!

FrédéricLN said...

Congratulations!