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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

A friendly exchange

I am riding in a car with my friend H. , who is driving, when we get stopped at a "checkpoint" in Heliopolis. We both have our seat belts on and the kid had his License and registration, so we are ok. The cop approaches and the following exchnage occurs: Cop: License and registration please. H. gives them to him, the cop takes them and goes to the Officer with them. He then comes back without them. H.: What's wrong? Where is my stuff? I am wearing my seatbelt on and everything. Why did he keep my papers? Cop: Well, the officer is getting married soon. H.: So? What do I have to do with it? Cop: Well, you look like a respectful indvidual and this is a nice car, and we are collecting money for him since he is getting married. Me: What??? H.: Oh, ok. And how much do I need to "donate" for his marriage fund? Cop: 10 Pounds will do. H.: Here. (gives him the money). The Cop goes to the officer, gives him the money and brings H. his Papers back. Me: Dude, what the hell? This is blackmail and robbery. H.: Yep. It happens. Me: But this is Ramadan. H.: No Sam, this is Egypt!


At 10/12/2005 01:56:00 AM, Blogger Shamoussa said...

Oh my God! I'm glad I'm not driving a nice car..

At 10/12/2005 02:51:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Me: But this is Ramadan.
H.: No Sam, this is Egypt!



At 10/12/2005 03:25:00 AM, Anonymous Do said...

You know that cop's probably lying about the "marriage"? LOL No better than the criminal who sticks a gun in your face.

At 10/12/2005 05:44:00 AM, Blogger NBS said...

ah, god bless the western world, you can refuse to give any information, cept name and so forth, and by law if you ask for their badge number they have to give it to you :)

Gotta love police members who actually get paid :)

At 10/12/2005 10:42:00 AM, Blogger aliandra said...

The cops of Louisiana, USA might find this sort of thing familiar.


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