Monday, 26 March 2007

lying pays off

Driving Titka and friend home at around 9pm. Police car ahead indicates for me to pull over. I pull over and roll down my window. Policeman, "may I have your driver’s licence and rego papers?", Justyna, "sure, but may I ask what this is about?" (lie – I know what this is about – I only have the dimmer lights on because the normal lights are broken). Policeman, "maybe if you turn on your lights you will know". Justyna, "gee, sorry (hands over her Australian licence and the rego papers), this is a hire car" (bad bad bad – hire car only under Michal’s name, shouldn’t be driving the thing at all).

Policeman, "how long have you been in the country for?" Justyna, "oh about 2 months and 1 week" (lie – I have been in the country for one year and two and a half months – but I say this because I can only drive on a foreign licence for three months). Policeman, "how long are you planning to stay?"

Justyna, "I leave next week" (lie – I live here now). Policeman, "ok. Well you turn on your lights from now on." Justyna, "I will, sorry sir" (waits for policeman to leave because can’t in fact turn on broken lights). Titka, "you are such a liar!!! I heard you deep breathe between every sentence!" Justyna - Avoids a ticket. Drops off Titka and friend. Goes home. Unlit.

9 comments:

Nosey in Newtown said...

Glad to see that nothing changes... New continent, but the same ballsy Justyna! Why don't you just get a Polish drivers' licence?

Justyna said...

Because I have to pass the multiple choice exam. And I haven't done that because you have to be 'registered' in the region you are taking the exam. I was, until we bought the flat, 'registered' in Szczecin 100s of ks away and couldn't be arsed going all that way for a licence.

Michael said...

I have been an illegal immigrant here for 3 weeks.

Let's be criminals together!

Joanna said...

Well, you can do like I did. That is just wait. My old driver licence expired after my first year in Sweeden. But I was cool and refused to pay thousands SEK for the Swedish one. And see, my old Polish licence from 1990 is valid again here in Sweden! It took my old country just 11 years to become a member of United Europe and everythink is allright again.
But it was worth to wait. I saved money and I did not need to pass this horrible exam again!

Katie said...

Well done!

By the way, the gang here on Level 3 have been invited to this light reading ;)

Justyna said...

in that case i shouldn't put up any law breaking entries then katie ;)

Michal said...

Joanna - it may take take a bit more than 11 years until Australia becoms the EU member... but let's keep fingers crossed!

Kukus said...

god reading u blog makes me laugh out loud! this time it was the pseudoephedrine... i mean pseudorespect for the law... are cops held in high esteem in Poland or are they all as dim as ur lights?

Justyna said...

aah kukus, if only you could see the polish pigs in action! slap 'em a bit of a tidy cash reward on the side and your speeding ticket miraculously disappears. o the dirty dirty world of corruption...