I once found a mobile phone and checked the stored numbers and found one saying "Mum". I called it and arranged for the young girl whose phone it was, and her mum, to come and collect it.
As with Raisindot,similar story with me as well.
I found a mobile while walking in the park with it's battery almost dead.
Tried mam(mum)in the list of contacts first and that phone went unanswered,oma(grandma) however did pick up and managed to get the gist of it,even with me speaking fast like an idiot before the battery gave up.
Netted me a free pizza from her dad,who owned an italian restaurant as it went,so nice result there.
What frustrated me
quite badly day before yesterday was getting my first ticket in almost 11 years for refusing to leash my very well trained dog in an empty park late in the evening,because there simply wasn't any need.
Usually i charm/talk my way out of a ticket or even out of having to put her leash on,but this day i was so annoyed at being followed by these 'stadswachten'(cute fact : literal translation would be cityguards...trust me these would definitely be of pre
,these are not
policemen,but sadly think they are sometimes)) for a few hundreds meters with their dieselvan belching fumes the whole time,i didn't feel like 'playing the game' and was completely honest and unyielding.
(Also if divided over to all the times i walked my dog,the ticket is absolute peanuts.
Since i am
Dutch i did want to get some entertainment,ventingtime from it,so i gave them a lot of attitude and several peaces of my mind,all with steam but coming out of my ears.
Told them in alternately sarcastic bordering on caustic,patronising and just plain abusive terms to write me the ticket so i could wipe my bum with it and leave them to their sad lives and childish powertrips.
Batty wrote:A little while ago, I found a large woman's bag left by a bus stop.
How did you know the woman was large? I'll get me coat
'It's just like crop circles. No matter how many aliens own up to making them, there are always a few diehards who believe that humans go out with garden rollers in the middle of the night-'