October 30, 2004

Only in Oxford

I've just been pulled over by the police...on my bicycle. I was winding my way up the road at midnight, well inebriated, when a guy in a lumo yellow jacket waved me over. Now I've come to learn that riding your bicycle while under the influence is a crimial offence in England, so I was rather nervous. The police officer said:

"I'd just like to congratulate you on having lights on both the front and the back [which I have], unlike the poor fellow behind you who is about to get a £30 fine. You are free to go."

And with a massive sigh of relief I meandered my way back home. The English police are so polite. Can you believe it?!! R340 for riding your bike without lights?!!! Geez. I'm glad I was only pissed.


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