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.