so the smoking has failed, not miserably, i mean I am not smoking 20 a day or anything, but smoking on occasion. like after a drive. like after i get ticketed for using the phone, because my daughter, Natasha is ringing from thalawathugoda to say “send the driver to pick me up” whilst i am driving back from mount after signing in Sebastian for cricket practice.
Instead of gently waving me to the side of the road the cop walks up to my car from behind- and the moment i realise something is amiss, is when the cop brings his fist crashing down on my car and that makes a loud THUD! Then he motions me over while screaming “phone” at the same time. why are they so rude? why can’t they be more polite?
of course to make matters worse my Sinhalese is non-existent. but i manage a few words, at the end of a protracted conversation tying to make ourselves understood. the end result is that I go to mount Lavinia courts Monday next week to pick up my license. So says the lawyer who phones me the next day. (i have sent my driver to pay the fine and collect my license) while reassuring me not to worry, that I am definitely going to get my license back.
While the cop is speaking to me in sinhalese scolding me for using my phone (he is wagging his finger at me!) I look around and I must see a multitude of traffice offenses committed. Now, what happens to all those?
Anyway does anyone out there know what the traffic laws are? Because what I think a traffic violation may not be one, here. So where can one find out. i mean do fines change daily? does procedure? what is the fine for going through a red?
So, i smoke on occasion.