Duty calls

Congratulations to the good burgers of Leeuwarden for giving us something to smile about in these gloomy days.

As reported here yesterday, the whereabouts of the city’s pornography collection is a complete mystery, but seems to have either been lost during a move or taken home by some hapless civil servant.
The file included not only erotic literature but issues of porn magazines which featured Leeuwarden – who knew the capital of Friesland was so steamy?.
This unique collection was apparently built up in the 1960s and 1970s by a super-keen civil servant who liked to collect everything which had to do with the city – from porn to sugar sachets.
Such devotion to duty is echoed in another story this week – that of the man who is being taken to court for refusing to pay the fine he was given for not running over a cat.
He was spotted by a police officer when he failed to drive off when traffic lights turned green – to avoid hitting the cat – and was promptly handed a €75 traffic fine. And, having refused to pay, is now being dragged off to court to face the full wrath of the law.
No doubt judges will be shocked by the seriousness of his crime and will punish him appropriately. And perhaps the police officer concerned with this terrific waste of taxpayers’ money could be sent to Leeuwarden to help track down the missing porn?

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