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„Der Paul war der Dolmetscher bei einem Choraustaustasch zwischen den St. Nicholas Singers aus Northwich, UK und unserem Kinderchor, den „Kolibris“, hier in Koblenz, Deutschland. Ohne ihn hätten wir es nicht geschafft! Er war fleiβig, sympathisch und sehr effektiv.“
Ulrich De Waal, Chorleiter, Koblenz-Pfaffendorf, Germany, April 1976

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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