Saturday, June 14, 2008

Dog bites man

Articles like this one make me fall out of my chair laughing hysterically. It was obviously not written by anyone with any knowledge about Romania, because they would know that there are likely more than twenty bribes given per day in just Bucharest alone for drivers permits and licenses. My own mother (or, rather, a şofer) once bribed someone to get get suspended license back. The AP must have just gotten a new Bucharest correspondent, probably from Switzerland or Sweden or some other extremely law-abiding country. I can't even imagine the next story to come out of him/her – maybe a story about a taxi driver running a red light, or one about a 16-year-old buying cigarettes without being carded?

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