Short note: Yes!! My entry for Cornetto Love Perhaps is up!! Check it out!
I drove back from work (freelance work ok) last Monday with my ipod shuffle plug into my ears grooving to the latest hits and as usual, ‘forgot’ to fasten my safety seat belt.
But I couldn’t care less as the beats were smooth and I was having a time of my life.
(Kids, please don’t do this at home, else later I kena flamed for being a bad role model I don’t hold responsibility ok)
As I was turning in from NKVE to the LDP highway… boom! A road block.
“Man~” (I thought).
A slightly chubby policeman hailed me down immediately from some distances away despite my window being tinted and I was wearing black, I couldn’t figure out how his eyes were so sharp.
I obeyed. Pulled over and park my car behind the line of cars that were the victims in front.
*Wind down window* (change to present tense for realistic effect)
“Ei, moi, tak pakai tali pinggang ah” he booms. trans: Hey, you didn’t fasten your seat belt missy.
I smile weakly *slowly take down my sun glasses* (ceh~~ damn lan si wei)
“Tak pakai tali pinggang saman seratus tau” the middle age Malay ethnic police continue. That means a fine of RM100 you know
Take out IC, pass to him.
“Bang, I student la.” Continue looking for student id in my purse which has few hundreds ringgits stuffed inside. Sir, I’m just a student
“Oh, you student ahh..” repeating sarcastically what I’ve just said as though he has heard it a million times. Ohh, you’re just a student huh…
Pass him my valid student id.
“Ya lah, student la, tak ada duit la” frown a bit while looking at him. Yes, just a student, a poor student with no money.
Look at student id as though unconvinced but decides it’s a real student id since they are having a roadblock just opposite my college. -.-
“Oh tak ada duit a, lambat bayar la” Oh, no money is it? Let’s make a late payment then.
“Lambat bayar? Bagaimana?” my curious self ask. Late payment? How?
“Sekarang saman, satu bulan lepas buat bayaran satu ratus.” I’ll give you a ticket not, you make the RM100 fine payment a month later.
“Oh, ye ke…” pretend to think hard… Oh… really…~~
“Okay la, saman la, I memang tak ade duit la” I answer. Okay then, give me a ticket. I really don’t have the money.
Popping his eyes out for a spilt sec, he goes on putting both his hands on the sides of my wind screen. “Okay, bagaimana u mau saya tolong?” Okay, how do you want me to help you?
“Saman lo….” I say calmly with a what-to-do expression. Give me the ticket~~
He looks at me in disbelief.
“Memang tak ade duit la, student saje” by now I’m saying this lazily. Really don’t have money sir, just a student
“Tak ada duit a?” repeating my words again, but now a bit convinced. Oh, no money is it?
“Okay”, he leaves the car and waves me off..
I drove home singing to my ipod tunes~.
*Update* Did I say he was wearing the "no bribery" badge? :D