Friday, July 20
Good News, Bad News
If someone comes to you and tells you he he has good news and bad news for you, which one would you like to hear first? Me, I would like to hear the bad news first, get it over with and head on to the good news which could hopefully ease the damage of that bad news that just came my way. So here goes the bad news -
Vlado's car was parked along the main street of our neighborhood when a car hit it some time probably in the evening. It damaged the side mirror totally and left a lot of scratch on the left side of the car. Here you can see the proof from this picture. I was just so glad that this happened during the weekend, despite the hectic and stress it gave us on a nice sunny Saturday. I wouldn't know how to deal with all the bureaucratic blah blahs that Vlado did right after discovering the whole thing. So now you might be wondering what the good news is about finding your car like this? Well someone saw the whole thing and left a kind note to us - he wrote down the car plate number and left a note in the car with his contact details. Isn't that really nice? I used to stereotyped some germans (sorry for my german friends and readers, I know you understand me on this - i hope :) ) that they are so good at scolding and reprimanding people anywhere. I know someone who reprimands the drunken man in the bus, or some friends of us who got notice from the mayor (thanks to the neighbors!!!) that their grass is starting to grow outside their fence and that their hedges are starting to grow longer than that allowed length. We were once reprimanded not to park in a public area because the woman living there can't sweep that road when our car is parked. One time a man scolded me, because I was walking on the wrong side of that sidewalk( I asked my colleagues about which way is the proper way to walk on the sidewalk and they all thought I was crazy to come up with such ideas!!). Of course this proves not all locals here think like this crazy man! So now after getting this note and realizing the positive side to all those nosy and complaining people , I won't be anymore irritated the next time I see our neighbor in front looking through his binoculars directly into our house - who knows he might just catch a burglar in action here!