Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Pedicab Confessionals 3.0

I'll reserve the number 3 for "nicer" stories. Please know that I prefer 1 + 2.

I took a Russian dude and his young daughter for a tour around the momuments last week just as the museums were closing. After we left the Jefferson Memorial on the Tidal Basin he starts to tell me how much he enjoyed it.



Apparently, when he was 20, he was living in the communist Soviet Union. He said that he had a book in Russian about Thomas Jefferson, his life and Monticello. He was arrested for possessing the book when the police searched his home, because it expressed American ideals and such and such.

This was his first time in D.C. and finally got to see the memorial. He was then immediatley stopped by park police, searched and arrested for being suspicious. USA, USA, USA! Let freedom ring...

3 comments:

mamadenise1012 said...

please tell me you're joking

Gunjan said...

seriously are you kidding?

Graber said...

the last part is not true. i thought it was funny though, clearly i've ruffled some feathers.