In the Service, we used to preface any improbable story with “This is no sh*t…”

Well, this is no sh*t.

A middle-aged man was sitting in a pub in the Czech town of Uherské Hradiště, drinking beer. A younger man came in, sat down next to him, and also began to drink beer.

The older man turned to the new arrival and demanded to know how big his equipment was.

“Bigger than yours,” quoth the younger man, earning himself an open-handed slap from the older man.  The younger man returned it, with interest.

Someone called the police, but the fight was over before they arrived.  The combatants were cited with disturbing the peace and assessed a fine of a cool thousand crowns each.

The police reported that the casus belli apparently remained unresolved, which left strong potential for future clashes.

There are several possible morals to this story, but I can’t think of any.

BTW, in case anyone cares, the Czech expression for “disturbing the peace” is “offending against citizenly amity.”


About Michael J. Kubat

I'm a grumpy Czech-born clinical social worker who is vitally interested in the survival in the United States as a viable democracy and a beacon of hope for the rest of the world.
This entry was posted in Czech Republic and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s