Jack Ware at metroblog new orleans wrote this post . After all the discussions that I have had with friends about civil servants and the city of New Orleans, someone has finally described it properly albeit on the technological level. I still think the entire procedure would be entirely less effective if you visited in person. At least then you can hear the "F--- You!" dripping from their voices rather than just imagining it in your head.
I grew up in Metairie, LA and lived in actual New Orleans for 12 years. The day that I turned 30, I moved to New Jersey and then to Easton, PA 4 years ago. As luck would have it, I was in New Orleans when Katrina approached and evacuated to Jackson, MS. Other than that, I am a Latin and history teacher at a small, independent school in NJ. I miss New Orleans a lot, think about it all the time, and try to go there whenever the work schedule allows.