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Hah, but you wisely turned down! My drunken policeman wasn't that bad at driving in an illuminated state, the problem was his job.

It was at the end of a two-day trek in the woods, when we arrived in the village in the evening after the last bus left, and tried to hitch-hike while walking along the rural road to the next village. My companion thought that using a pocket lamp will improve our chances.

It did. A car stopped.

However, after picking us up, our driver didn't answer any attempts at smalltalk, just made a very sour face and didn't say a word for minutes. Then he began to talk: what were we thinking with the lamp, he thought it's a police checkpoint! We were huh, why so and so what?

Then he said he is a policeman himself, and we made him believe that the colleagues caught him at drunken driving, which would have cost him his job and more! And then he worked himself into a rage, talking about all his troubles in life, blaming us for ruining his life, and issuing all sorts of threats, which is no fun from a man with a pistol who is drunk. But he finally decided to dump us with a curse in the next village. (I don't even remember how we got to the nearest train station from there.)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Fri Jul 30th, 2010 at 10:55:24 AM EST
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