manners or bust

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Of course my postal scam got immediately busted:

busted

I got criticized, and I didn’t hesitate to criticize back.

They said I should go to the Department of Cultural Affairs to get a permit. I told them they were a bunch of hicks from the countryside, and then I went on to say some other mean things. I just couldn’t help it.

We argued for a while, and the whole thing felt like we were riding into a dead-end street together.

Then the right words suddenly dawned on me: “wait a minute – what if I brought my notebook and showed you what’s on the DVDs?” (yes, I’m done here)

You won’t believe it: finally, after three hours…

package

…my dear dear photographs were on their way home!

Then, with the happiness and the relief, came the regretful feelings for all the mean things that I had said to these poor people.

I told them that I was sincerely sorry.

And I meant it.

Then I went and had another look at the Caboose:

Caboose almost done

Hm, progress…

So what was I going to do with the rest of this day?

I had heard of an almost legendary place called Mati Temple 马蹄寺, but that was supposed to be a 2-hour ride by bus, and there was no way I was going to get there today.

So I went to another park, one that was very close to the city:

gate

I walked around and sat by the river until the day had grown old:

park

Then I returned to my hotel room, took off my shirt and sat down in the evening heat to write up yesterday’s article.

…it was 22:25 when the police came knocking on my door:

police visit

“Passport, visa, routine check!”

No hello, no smile, no nothing.

I stood there in my shorts, looking into flashlights, then I got out my documents and handed them over.

This time I somehow miraculously maintained a very courteous manner: “Gentlemen, it is ten thirty at night, and I just don’t think you are being very polite!”

They didn’t even answer.



  • Patrick

    fuck the mo-fo 5-0……..guess Ice-T was right..

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  • itzm3omgz

    yarr.. dunno if it helps, but i had a laugh. looking forward to have this kind of shit in germany soon, too :>

    hope your alright anyway. good luck

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  • Becci

    oh oh oh, wenn die wüssten, dass wir im finale sind! 😉 nee im ernst, ich würd sagen: glück gehabt! penner die….

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  • Steven

    Getting close to Olympic, every tiny link seems to be handled really tight.
    Btw, would it be to heavy duty of your caboose? You need light-weight, right? Ha~~

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  • Marc

    *lol* das war sicher die Antwort auf deine DVDs. Routinecheck 😀 Bei uns in Deutschland würde das nur mit Durchsuchungsbefehl gehen.

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  • Christoph

    Patrick: Hahaha
    itzm3omgz: Yeah, this sort of thing adds some flavor to life!
    Hermann: Ha!
    Becci: Freuste dich, Beccilein? 🙂
    Steven: You're right on both counts!
    Marc: Ehrlich gesagt habe ich keine Ahnung, wie so was in D ist, aber genervt hat es mich schon.

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  • tan cheng

    Your caboose looks ugly. Better to buy a mountain bike.

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  • ataraxia

    very cranky, both of you are !

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  • claudia

    oh how i know how this feels!
    that's when you know that you are in a socialist country.

    merke: auf der post immer gleich die fotos zeigen. 😉

    *lol* @ tan cheng 🙂

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  • Sonja

    Von den grünen Männchen in der Nacht drei mal angehalten werden – Routinekontrolle – kann dir auch hier passieren, nicht wahr?!

    Aber sag mal, wie machst Du eigentlich immer die Photos z. B. auf der Post. Ist es denen egal, dass sie photographiert werden oder posieren die sogar? Und wurdest nur du in dem Hotel kontrolliert oder die anderen Gäste auch?

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  • Barry aka Ba Lli

    Is ja alles richtig, was hier geschrieben und gefragt wird. Aber vergesst die Fotos nicht. Diesmal ist der Fluss mein Favorit.

    Btw: motherfuckers, I think!

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  • Barry aka Ba Lli

    Und was mir gerade noch aufgefallen ist: was für einen Akt die wegen der Fotos machen, dabei verschickst Du sie ja noch nicht mal ins Ausland, sondern nur in die Hauptstadt.

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  • Christoph

    tancheng: Haha, give her some time! 🙂
    ataraxia: I'd even say "wacky"!
    claudia: From now on I'm taking my computer to the post office every time I want to mail pictures.
    Sonja: Genau, da hast du eigentlich wirklich recht, kann einem an vielen Orten passieren so was! Die Photos mache ich meistens mit einem Lächeln aus der Situation heraus. Und ich glaube ein anderer Ausländer wurde an dem Abend auch noch kontrolliert.
    Barry aka Ba Lli: Doch, die Photos kommen ins weltberühmte (schöne) Bad Nenndorf!!

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  • Barry aka Ba Lli

    aber erst mal steht auf dem Packerl nur Bejing. Oder hast Du gleich mehrere Packerln verschickt?

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  • Christoph

    Barry aka Ba Lli: Haha, guck mal genau hin! Da musste ich nur den Namen des Absenders hinschreiben. "Chrischieboy Kampfgranate" steht da, hahaha!

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  • Barry aka Ba Lli

    Überzeugt.
    Und wieder mal gilt: wer lesen kann ist klar im Vorteil!

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  • Florian (Flo Li Anh)

    Ich find ja das oberste Foto genial! Allein die Blicke…

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