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Old 10th March 2009, 16:45   #91
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Completely OT : I think it was not a bug but a Scorpion -- remember the episode where the Yeti almost died -- that the reason for the Shorts
Yes, yes. I do! I am wondering how much money Jenny would have to pay to the dentist who would present her with a big bill due to excessive dose of fun and laughter by living with Sam. God bless the couple!

Its just less than 15 days that I have got married and I can completely feel the joy that Sam had when he called her Wife.

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haha this is so much fun.

Scaring the hell out of someone who is trying to so hard to keep us happy.
happens everyday in office, but never on TBHP

@Sam don't worry take you time , we all are just going to log a new hardware call with the support in the evening.

" Please replace my keyboard. F5 key not working. please close this call ASAP , important to be the first to read Sam's next post"


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This is getting better. Better than any bollywood thriller.
OT: Those of who are in Managerial positions, please keep away from Sam's post or the company will fire you for ruining a laptops keypads on a daily basis!
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Ok, time for us to, once again, start hitting the F5s!
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This is getting better. Better than any bollywood thriller.
Thrilling??? Absolutely Yes.

What would be the scene in the police station standing infornt of 2 german officers and father who is hurted in accident.

Sam did the police give some medication to your father ???.

What is coming next is big Q.
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15 minutes later the officer walks in with another man in a suit.

I blink. The black man looks a little out of place here.

He sits and starts speaking to us. I like him immediately as it is very, very apparent that he's on our side. I understand that he is some kind of D.A. and he starts to mediate between us and the policemen.

He explains to us exactly what is going on.

It is indeed what was explained to us.
Because we have admitted that it was our fault, the Alfa Romeo owner is now convinced that his insurance will not pay for the damage. If we were driving a car and we'd caused the accident, our car insurance would have paid for the repair of the Alfa.
But we were walking. No matter how wrong we were, making us pay for the repair of the Alfa seems stupid.

Clearly nobody really knows if the insurance company will pay for the repair or not. They're just doing what they think is right. Also the police are very annoyed because there was no passport and my Dad didn't know what hotel he was living in.

The police were hoping that we had some kind of insurance that would pay for that repair. On realising that we didn't, they did what they were supposed to do, bring the perpetrator in.

And so there we are. 3 German policemen and one plainclothes man helping us. He is clearly negotiating or arguing or something. We cannot tell.

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Story Khatam? Sam, not fair. think of those hitting F5's atleast. Soon, they'll bring in their F16's and target you..."Holi Hai"!
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WTH??? Sam you need to hold up your work for the next couple of hours and complete the story...We need to get on with our lives
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Sam your serving this story like wine. Small doses of the best indian yeti one.
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You do know there's more to your life than selling speakers, dont you?
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o_O
It is getting interested every post.
Man i would have literally fainted had something of this sort happened to me.
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Please try to do it today. tommorow being holiday will have to wait until thursday.

Or start my laptop at home, naaaa boring. So please lisen to us lesser mortals and finish it today before 6.30 pm.

So many pleasessssssss.

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waiting for the next.. I stopped my work and reading it.. please post the next ASAP
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Really interesting blog. Sam please continue the story. I cannot concentrate on my work until I read this story till the end.
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SAM, you definitely have an alternate profession :-).
The other threads of yours I read had a soft, warm touch to it . And this one seems like a racy thriller ... add one more to your listeners and please do finish the story today itself. Cant wait !!!
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Sam your serving this story like wine. Small doses of the best indian yeti one.
Best Indian yeti wine, u mean!

@Sam - For a person who is quarantined due to chicken pox & sitting in front of the laptop browsing the net for better part of the day, ur piece comes as manna from heaven. Now on with it, boss!

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Default The solution.

Another 30 minutes. Seems like we've been here forever. Somebody offers us coffee, we accept gladly.

The negotiation is taking various turns. Indignation, complaining, pointing, arguing and even smiling sometimes. What makes Dad and I most uncomfortable is that the whole conversation is in German.

Ab?
Pata nahi. Coffee pee.
Bhook bhi lagi hai. Kya pareshani hai.
hmmm.


One thing I've noticed is that the cops have stopped speaking to us. They speak to the man in the suit, who speaks to us. Clearly he is a lawyer.

Finally there is a shift in mood. A solution has been found.

OK this is what we will do.
I'm still holding the empty paper cup, leaning forward to hear the solution.
You made a few mistakes.

No response from us.

He looks at my Father. You are travelling around in Germany around without your passport or identification. This is against the law.
The police will let this pass, provided you assure them it will not happen again.

Oh yes, of course. I am very sorry, it will never happen again.

Now your second crime. Both of you should not have walked out on that road.

I suspect he does not remember the word jaywalking.

For this you will pay a fine.
We look at him without saying a word.
The fine is 20DM each. You will pay this here.

I can feel my spirits lifting slightly, but I sense there is more coming.

Now we come to the real problem. The insurance for the car repair. The police do not know what to do about this case. I have convinced them that this is a case for the insurance company to decide. If the insurance company decides it can claim the money from you, or your insurance.

But we don't have...


He raises his hand slightly and my Dad shuts up.

The insurance company is free to handle this directly with you. If they need the police's help the insurance company can come to us.

We nod, not understanding what the solution is.

You will give the police your full name, telephone number and address of your residence.
In India?
Yes, in India, if that is where you live. You can give this information to the officer and then you are free to leave. The insurance company will contact you directly.
In India?
Yes, in India.


5 minutes later Dad is writing.

Ab? (Now?)
Ab kya? Ho gaya, khatam. (Now what? Finished)
But..
Ho gaya na? He said, 40DM bharo, ghar jaao. (Finished. He said, pay 40DM and go home)
But when they contact us in India?
Arrey India pahunchne to de! Ek baar ghar aa gaye toh kaun paise nikaalega!
(Let us reach India first, who the hell can get any money out of us after that?)

We pay our 40DM in cash. We are given 2 reciepts for 20DM each. We give them our name, address and every detail they asked for.
The general atmosphere has changed greatly now that the guy in the suit is here and it's all over. The cops are even laughing and joking and telling their other colleagues what had happened with us.

Some smile in a friendly manner and everything seems a lot rosy, now that the crisis is over.

Where will you go now?
Dad replies first. Out of Munich tomorrow morning. We don't want to stay here anymore.
Munich is a beautiful city
said the policeman.
No, thanks. I don't want to stay. I've had enough.
He laughs. Do you want me to call for a taxi for you so you can go to your hotel?
Yes please.


He comes out to drop us off to the taxi. Shakes our hands and sees us off.

We sit together in silence.

Ab?
Ab kya, I want to leave Munich.
But you haven't seen the art galleries.
I DON'T CARE!
I laugh. Are you sure? Nahi dekhna hai?
I want to go from this horrible city. Tomorrow morning.
You want to go to Berlin?

Hmm. Berlin has an amazing museum.


The End.

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