Satiric radio commentary for the 90s from the man who drained Lake Michigan and filled it with hot chocolate!!!

Taking Up Residence At The Airport

Stan Freberg here. A small item caught my eye out of the Los Angeles Reader. It says that a man has been living at the Paris airport for seven years, because his passport was confiscated. Seven years? Where does he sleep? How 'bout food? Let's examine this man's plight, after this. [:60 SPOT BREAK]

Freberg here. Apparently a man named Mirhan Alfred Nessari, 49, has been stuck in Paris at the airport since 1988! Yep, he's well into his 7th year as a full-time resident of the lounges of Charles DeGaulle Airport, because he's unable to enter or leave France.

Why? Well, he arrived at the airport in 1988 on a 2-day trip, but without a passport or visa. He said his Iranian passport had been confiscated when he took part in an anti-Shah demonstration, back in 1975.

The airport employees bring him food and soft drinks, and I assume he showers somewhere. After seven years? Whew! Anyhow, he says he passes the time studying "The History of Economic Analysis." Mmm, yeah, that's what I'd read if I were stuck in an airport for seven years, sure.

Apparently, he can't get a new passport becuase he has no permanent address. Well, hey! His address is "Charles DeGaulle International Airport," right? He could have business cards printed up, stationery, and so forth.

Come on, Mirhan, get with it! Do I have to figure out everything for everybody?

Stan Freberg here.

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