Damned if you do, damned if you don’t
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Damned if you do, damned if you don’t

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Although I don’t have much to do most days and life is one long holiday, I was still quite chuffed to leave Hong Kong’s stale air behind as I took off for a long awaited trip to New Zealand with the missus.

I am not usually one for planning, but for once I didn’t want to give TaiTai a reason to complain, so I had everything arranged meticulously. It’s been a long time since I sat behind the wheel and I was quite looking forward to driving around the country.

But the vacation turned out to be anything but relaxing, thanks to some misadventures with the traffic police.

I fell afoul of lady luck on the first day of our sojourn, earning a ticket for speeding. Not wanting to invite any further trouble, I decided to drive at a cautious pace. But even that led to nothing but grief, getting me another ticket — for driving too slow.

Having had enough, I ditched driving altogether for the rest of the trip, causing much discomfort and turning what was to be quality time with TaiTai into alternate bouts of shouting and silent treatment. That was when I had to take advantage of the upside of not driving — the drinking.