April 14th, 2005

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Witness

 
[Buscemi:] And I saw something you wouldn't believe. I'm sitting there see, small table all by myself at this bar. <...> Anyway, I'm by myself... I like it that way. Meanwhile, things are going on... under the table kinds of things. Not too obvious but, not too secret either. So, I'm sitting there. And ......
Desperado movie by Robert Rodriguez


  If you can't remember the movie - then poor Buscemi found himself in the midle of the frantic gunfight. It happened so I almost repeated his experience...
  I was in local Internet-club when it was wisisted by some inspectors - maybe from Department of Taxes and Payments, maybe some equally notorious organisation. There were three of them, all dressed up like Bucho from the same movie (stylish white suits, that is).
  OMFG... Robert A.Heinlein said about Venus insurance agents: "They have no hearts - only liquid helium pumps". These creatures had, I think, some venom in their veins. First they asked administrator on duty about some documents. He hadn't them, and had to phone the club owner who arrived in 15 minutes or so. All this time uncalled visitors intimidated poor administrator, a young man on his early twenties. It was most rotten and painful sight I had for last time. They didn't say him anithing openly illicit or rude, but nevertheless.. "Are all your software licensed, eh? Where's that program from??" - "Err... it's a freeware..." - "R U kiddin'?? There's no such thing as freeware! You should pay for all things in this life!"
  And the most disgusting was their explanation of motives of their visit. "You see, now we have new prime minister, and she said that all should pay taxes and such. So we just control how you, guys, fulfil the dues plan". But it was obvious they are expecting only to fill their own pockets, not budget or something else...
  Well, all I could do - only to vanish from here so that them could settle up their affairs without witnesses.
  It seems there comes hard times for our providers...