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Re: Federal Police & FM3/FM2

Posted by Jon on October 26, 2009, 11:50 pm, in reply to "Re: Federal Police & FM3/FM2"

But Judy, that wasn't a Federale, that was a local Vialidad. They still solicit bribes and nothing else. As you know, if you just say give me the folio, they often don't have the time to spend to fill out a ticket, so they let you go. If you pay the mordida, be sure that it is less than the 50% off of the ticket price if you pay within 5 days. I was stopped last Saturday by the "kissin' kop" in Ajijic with our La Manz neighbors and friends Rick, June and Lyle in the back seat. El policia said snidely in English, How long do you think you have you been here? I said in Spanish, four years. He said, in Spanish now, so you must know that you are traveling in the wrong direction. I said, yes (sí ya sabia), I knew that I would be going in the wrong direction when I ran into you at the intersection, but it is Sunday and the bank (there) is closed and there is no traffic up by the bank. So what is the difference? I was driving like un policia. He smirked then actually smiled (fatal move) and seemed not to know what to do. Then, out of nowhere, a beggerwoman old and haggard appeared and begged the "kissin' kop" for alms. This gave him an idea: (To me en Espanol: give some money to her instead of to me.) So I emptied my pocket of maybe 6 pesos into her copa. Rick thought it wise from the back seat to add another 10 pesos to the cup. The kop was off the hook for trying to bust us when I've known him for four years. End of standoff at Dona's Donuts corner in Ajijic. Yes, of course, you can confirm this with the generous friends who brought their pickup from La Manz to Lake Chapala for a weekend to move a huge load of furniture down here for us. ¡Qué le vaya bien!


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