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"When I bought an apartment in Ronda in 2001 and a house in 2003, Paul was an invaluable help in my dealings with estate agents, lawyers, at the bank and at the notary. It’s too risky to do it all without a competent interpreter. Many do, but I would strongly advise against it."
Dr J Burgess, Warrington, UK, January 2010

The short arm of the law! PDF
Thursday, 27 May 2010 00:00
 

The other day, as I was having a drink and tapas with friends, we observed at first hand the rigour of the law regarding illegal parking here in our little village.

Opposite the bar were a few parked cars, one of them against a yellow kerb (not allowed).  We watched fascinated, as one of our two local municipales (bobbies), Juan, arrived on his moped, parked behind the offending vehicle, also adjacent to the yellow kerb, and entered the bar for a beer. 

Not a flicker of awareness that he had broken the law and had ignored another infringement!

Hola, Juan, ¿Qué pasa, hombre?

Well, at least he was wearing a crash helmet!

Note: Juan’s name has been changed for his own protection.

©  Paul Whitelock

 

 

 

Paul Whitelock

Paul is a Joint Honours graduate in Spanish and German, a qualified teacher (PGCE) and has a Member of the Institute of Linguists (MIL) qualification.

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