tiistai 1. helmikuuta 2011

Old car


So now it has started. One day the cops followed me to the parking lot of my home. Then they asked me to blow to an alcohol meter. Then they told me some rules that I thought I had obeyed all right. Then they asked my drivers licence and registration. Maybe they thought that the car must be stolen since the owner drove to the parking lot of his own home. The car is 12 years old and it has some scratches on the side. Tiny accidents happened when I moved a lot of stuff around. Sure, I must be an alcoholic since I have scratches on my car. All the window watchers probably had a good show at my expense. I read that this police attention starts to happen on regular basis when the car is old enough. Especially at nights. The car is old but it doesn´t have much mileage behind. I think that there is a few good years ahead since the repairs were quite low this year. If I can only tolerate the embarrasing attention, or start saving now for a new one. Cars are an eternal money hole.

9 kommenttia:

  1. Well, you're surely right about the money hole!! Sorry about the experience! The police must be the same everywhere! Amazing and annoying! Hope other than that, your week is going well, Pietari!

    Sylvia

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  2. Having had the luck (?) to ride for the last decades in old American cars, the stopping of police has become quite common.

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  3. That's not good! I didn't know that happened. Hope it doesn't happen too much!

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  4. I agree about the money hole aspect of cars..!
    Wherever you go in the world the police seem to be the same.
    Hope the rest of your week is OK.

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  5. Just when you thought you had it made...

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  6. The photo somehow fits to what you described, or it represents how you felt... Sorry to hear that.

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  7. Exactly! Cars are black holes, devouring money and clean air. Just keep the one you've got and prove the cops that they are wrong ;)

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  8. Ridiculous! We drive a 12-year-old car which is now probably the oldest in Aberdeen. We want to put off adding to the scrap heap as long as possible. But I think the police here must be a bit busier than where you are - we've never been stopped.

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  9. Beaten you, Christine! We have a 19 year old car, which is probably the oldest in Edinburgh. We've never been stopped in it. But now that we've got a new one and given the old one to our 19 year old son (a car the same age as himself - he's thrilled ;)), he'll probably be stopped. He was stopped recently walking across a park - because he had his hood up. The police officer asked him if he didn't think he looked threatening with his hood up. He patiently explained that it was raining...

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