Saying “grrr,” a mother who moved with her children to Luxembourg a few years ago whose life has been thrown into chaos yet again by a last-minute decision to close schools has taken to Guichet.lu in a desperate attempt to make her voice heard.
“I can’t vote, I’ve got no political representation, the government doesn’t care that I’m on the verge of breaking down, and I realize that if I don’t like it here, I can fuck off back home – as people on Facebook love to remind me – but there’s got to be some kind of form I can fill out to tell the government how I feel, right?”
“How to open a business, no,” she said, scanning the menu on Guichet.lu. “How to register kids for school, no, they’re already in school. I mean, they should be except they’re closing them again.”
“No, it should be something like ‘How to tell Mr. Bettel I’m pissed off’ or ‘How to inform the government about the effects their actions have on people like me who are struggling emotionally and mentally and have no social network here to help because they live 5000 kilometers away from friends and family and increasingly have the feeling they’re only welcomed in Luxembourg to build up the tax base and drive property values up so landowners get even richer.’”
“‘How to declare you own a dog,’ no, that’s not it either,” she said, continuing to scroll down the menu.
Sources indicate that after 45 minutes, the woman gave up and took to social media to express her frustration and find a sympathetic ear, yet her complaints were met with responses ranging from “The government is the real victim here because imagine how hard this pandemic is for them” to “If you don’t like it, then leave.”