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Your comments please [cops writing tickets in the rain]

Personally, I make no comment about what follows, but would be interested to hear what others on EF think about this.
Last night at 21.15, driving in torrential rain in the middle of a thunder and lightning storm between Ouchy [Lausanne] and Pully, on the other side of the road, there was a Swiss cop writing out tickets in this incredibly inclement weather, for motorists who had presumably overstayed their alloted time-frame for parking.
Hope he is paid overtime!!!
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Old 14.06.2015, 18:05
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the law is the law whatever the weather?
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Old 14.06.2015, 18:17
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Seems so. One time when we were in Bern it was snowing heavily, and our car was covered with a few inches after our time in town. As we walked back to the car, we saw cops brushing off snow and even scraping ice to see if folks had put their blue discs on the dash. Those that didn't have a disc or had overstayed their time received a fine - in a nice, weather-proof clear cover.
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Old 14.06.2015, 18:46
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Personally, I make no comment about what follows, but would be interested to hear what others on EF think about this.
Last night at 21.15, driving in torrential rain in the middle of a thunder and lightning storm between Ouchy [Lausanne] and Pully, on the other side of the road, there was a Swiss cop writing out tickets in this incredibly inclement weather, for motorists who had presumably overstayed their alloted time-frame for parking.
Hope he is paid overtime!!!
..... and he didn't get struck down by a thunderbolt from on high? - must have been in the right, then.

On a more practical note, I'm surprised that he was even able to use a pen on paper in the was swirling rain.
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On a more practical note, I'm surprised that he was even able to use a pen on paper in the was swirling rain.

I'm just surprised a Welschie can use a pen and paper at all.
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How to get rid of a Welsche ..... just say "Sprechen Sie Deutsch?"
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Personally, I make no comment about what follows, but would be interested to hear what others on EF think about this.
Last night at 21.15, driving in torrential rain in the middle of a thunder and lightning storm between Ouchy [Lausanne] and Pully, on the other side of the road, there was a Swiss cop writing out tickets in this incredibly inclement weather, for motorists who had presumably overstayed their alloted time-frame for parking.
Hope he is paid overtime!!!
As the Swiss say: there is no bad weather, just bad clothes.
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Re: Your comments please

It's not often you can get out of a fine here. My garage forgot to do an important test on my car after a full service. The cops stopped me and fined me 800 I could prove the service had been done and it had been missed but was a crucial part of the service. Not being a mechanic I wouldn't of noticed. In the end it went to a tribunal and the garage had to pay. I was very happy about that.

Since then I've had quite a few fines small ones if you have a car it's not if but when your going to get done.
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Personally, I make no comment about what follows, but would be interested to hear what others on EF think about this.
Last night at 21.15, driving in torrential rain in the middle of a thunder and lightning storm between Ouchy [Lausanne] and Pully, on the other side of the road, there was a Swiss cop writing out tickets in this incredibly inclement weather, for motorists who had presumably overstayed their alloted time-frame for parking.
Hope he is paid overtime!!!
A commendable devotion to duty. A man tirelessly striving to up hold law and order, even in the face of the worst forces of nature. Indeed, an example to us all.
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A commendable devotion to duty. A man tirelessly striving to up hold law and order, even in the face of the worst forces of nature. Indeed, an example to us all.

Best tongue in cheek message we have heard all day
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Best tongue in cheek message we have heard all day
Absolutely not. If you're employed to do a job then you do it. Hellfire or otherwise.
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