I tried to sign up for something. The sign outside the office said you needed a "justificatif de domicile". This is French for an electric or gas bill. You always need a justificatif de domicile for everything you try and do, but I had forgotten again and the sign was inappropriately placed outside the office instead of inside our front door. So I didn't have one.
I said, "I don't have my justificatif de domicile."
Oh well, then we can do nothing !
Yes, but I am in the phone book and it has my address.
Oh no, you need a justificatif de domicile !
Look, here's my cheque book and it has my address on it...
Oh no, you need a justificatif de domicile. You have ten days to come back with your justifcatic de domicile.
Oh well, I tried...