Monday, December 10, 2007
The Czech are assholes
So i wrote my prague post the last night I was in Prague and I thought since i left early the next morning i thought the trip was basically over. WEll it wasn't and it just confirmed my feeling that i had the entire weekend, that the Czechs are assholes. So here is what happened..From my hostel to the airport it is about a 25 minute trip...3 minutes on tram, 5 mintues on metro and the rest on bus. The entire trip I paid for transport tickets..one ticket works on metro, tram and bus. All in all I paid bout 7 dollars for transport, and the entire time I paid, no one ever came and checked I had a ticket. So basically I was pisst the entire time that I paid for tickets yet no one ever checked or enforced. So as I began my trip to the airport I was thinking I do not need a ticket, but then I was like I have extra check currency y not just buy a ticket for a buck 20 ($1.30). so I did and things were goin great, besides the fact I got a late start. So tram, then metro, then the bus ride…bout 10 minutes into the busride someone finally asks to see my ticket. I am all happy cuz I bought a ticket…welp turns out the ticket I bought did not include transferring, and this jackass official had no sympathy for my tourist mistake. I had many locals on the bus speak in Czech to him in my defense yet this guy was determined to fine me. He asked to see my documents and I said there is no reason for u to see them…I also had no more check money..the fine was 500 crowns…=30 bucks. So he stayed right next to me on the bus till the airport where I could withdraw money from the atm and pay his sorryass. The thing that pisses me off the most is that I know many of the other ppl on the bus did not have tickets and it was just unlucky that he got to me first. Also, I had bought a ticket, yet just a wrong one and he wanted me to pay the full fine. I wanted to argue with this douche but as it was I was running late and ide figure he can have my measely 30 bucks. But more importantly, after I gave him my 500 crowns he asked for my documents again, and I was like hell no u don’t need to see them, and he did nothing about it..this guy was a dick to say the least…and after he hands me my invalid ticket and smiles at me with his face screaming “thank you so much for your money you stupid American” and all I did was tear the ticket right in front of his face and walked to my plane…it was a terrible way to end my experience in Prague as I really liked that place, but because this a-hole I lost respect for the country as a whole.