Van: Happy New Year, Sedan!
Sedan: Happy New Year, Van. But actually, I was not that happy about the New Year.
Van: How come? What happened?
Sedan: I got fined for running red lights. It will cost me 3000 dollars to pay the ticket.
Van: I heard about that campaign against wayward driving too. The number of tickets issued during the New Year holidays was record-high. Sorry to hear that you happen to be one of the victims.
Sedan: The traffic police just lurked behind some roadside cover and popped out suddenly and waved me to stop. It’s so mean! Are they police or robbers? Long live our blood-sucking government!
Van: Wait a minute! You shouldn’t have broken the rules in the first place. You must be responsible for your own wrongs, right?
Sedan: I know, I know. I just need to let off steam, OK? And why do the police have to do it the paparazzi way? I remember this was once forbidden, wasn’t it?
Van: Not anymore. Now the government seems determined to act “furtively” to weed out reckless drivers like you.
Sedan: Indeed, it weeds out my pocket money first and leaves me no money to live by and die. That’s how our government gets rid of bad drivers like me.
Van: Be serious about this. We do need stricter law enforcement to deal with the traffic in Taiwan. Road fatality rate has been rising as the police adopted the high-profile stance you prefer, so they are changing the policy now.
Sedan: Still, it’s blood-sucking! I think Dracula would be very interested in running for the next presidential election. Once elected, he could have inexhaustible blood supply as the head of government.
Van: Very funny. Now, you can choose to be a law-abiding citizen or to live in anaemia. What would you do?
Sedan: I think I need to pay the fine first. And never get another ticket again.
Van: A sensible choice. Good luck to you!