November 30 - Free (#PhotoBlog365)

by Björn Roose November. 30, 2019 370 views

When we were in Nitra, a nice city in Slovakia, back in 2017 we were stopped by local police who wanted me to take an alcoholtest.

They asked me kindly in Hungarian (yes, a big part of Slovakia still speaks Hungarian and police apparently are inclined to use that language when speaking to tourists too) if I had been drinking.

"One beer" ("egy sör"), I answered, which was true (half a liter of damn Stella).

Then I took the test. It proved that I had indeed been drinking one beer and certainly not more.

"Do you know we have a zero tolerance for drinking and driving?", the officer asked. "Igen, tudom" ("Yes, I know"), I answered. "Okay", he answered, "remember that for next time. You can go now, we like tourists."

And then, smiling: "Take this mouthpiece with you. It's a souvenir. It's free." :-)

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Camellia Staab 1 month, 3 weeks ago

What a nice present 😉

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Björn Roose Replied to Camellia Staab 1 month, 3 weeks ago

It was smile

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Berckmans Peter 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Lucky escape there my friend. Normally they smell money than.

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Björn Roose Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Well, the fines are minimal anyway smile

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Sherry Hill 1 month, 4 weeks ago

interesting little story.. wow, a cop being "nice"..

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Björn Roose Replied to Sherry Hill 1 month, 4 weeks ago

I've 'met' a few of them in my younger and wilder years. Most of them proved to be assholes - merely because an asshole tends to become more of an asshole when wearing a uniform -, some of them proved otherwise. Probably just like the rest of society, but one does not have to deal with the rest of society as one has to do with cops ... smile

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Sherry Hill Replied to Björn Roose 1 month, 4 weeks ago

True.. cops in Canada are more often nicer than here in the states.. and then again.. the fella and I have found ourselves a little too acquainted with the cops.  Ahem..

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Benny Law 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Nice story to go with the theme. 🙂

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Björn Roose Replied to Benny Law 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Sometimes the story is more important than the photo smile

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