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How to Avoid getting Copped, this Festive Season!

December 27, 2007

The plan is simple. Don’t drink and drive. I’m sorry if you were expecting something more like a secret password Mervyn Silva’s son uses to get around the Cops, maybe he must be saying thing like..

“Don’t you know who I am? I’m Silva. Malaka Silva.”

Since that might work for only a few out there, I would suggest something more sane.

  1. Designated driver [Which I find myself doing a lot these days…] or
  2. Cab it. [If your lucky you might be able to pool the cost among friends]

There you have it. Plain and simple. Why I say this to you is, not because I received an Email, of what the repurcussions of drunk driving were, but since I spent a good 2 and a half hours rotting in a cop shed, last Friday night.

A few of the guys got together for a chat. Nobody was willing to risk a drink since everybody was driving, except for one. (What is life without exceptions eh?) Yes, this friend of mine thought he’d enjoy a beer, nothing fancy straight from the bottle. On the way out of our popular water hole at Maitland Crescent this chap was stopped and sniffed by the coppers and given a free ride to the Kuruduwatta Cop Shed. Luckily (or unluckily) we saw the bugger being given a free ride and followed him to the shed, where the drama begins.

After blowing the god forsaken balloon (Don’t ask who’s party, like the famous joke), it was discovered that the cold beer had done more damage to the reading of the balloon than affect his spirits. The problem in Sri Lanka is there is no (to my knowledge) legal blood alcohol limit. Therefore that Balloon is the bible for these cops, looking to cover their targets during this festive season. Even a tincy wincy bit over the red line and you get the Full package. šŸ™‚

We had told the bugger, your better off taking a stiff Vodka shot with a bite, than downing a cold one, that stinks the hell out of you. So after the I told you so’s, our intention was to drag this bugger back home, and to hit the sack. However these cops had other ideas, and you could tell that they purposefully dragged the process and made him sign about 10 forms. From 12.15am to around 2.45am we were rotting in a cop shed, checking out the accomodation and reading their notice boars. The rooms seem to be better than those in Prison Break, atleast you have some privacy when you want to connect with nature. šŸ˜‰

Unfortunately I wasn’t drunk enough to have any guts to take some pics of the then vacant cells, but I managed to take this. If you aren’t drunk you should be able to spot the printer’s devil in this one. He he. šŸ˜‰

Bomb! Warm others!!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 27, 2007 4:11 pm

    Ha Ha!!! Got it!!

    When I was driving down Galle rd near MC abt 2 weeks back, the cops forced me to stop, and without asking slapped a bloody sticker at the back of a vehicle! A HUGE yellow one with shit loads of info!!!

    that ws annoying.. and it’s still there!

  2. December 27, 2007 4:50 pm

    Bloody Hell. Looks like the Cops also have started promotional campaigns. Weren’t there any girls in tight pants waving leaflets too?

    On a serious note, you should have taken it off, no sooner you passed them. It’s going to be tough taking it off now.

    On a side note, cant our chaps figure out a better way to get the msg across? Plus the irony is that your supposed to call the police, and they turn up 30 mins later.

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