Eight years ago, I went to a festival in northern Germany with a few friends. We had decided to bring less alcohol in order to bring more grass with us. It has a load of advantages: you have to transport less and you don't get headaches. Sadly a mate of mine was quite paranoid about grass and getting caught. That he was a law student and our driver also contributed to the worry. In the end we found quite a sophisticated solution. We switched to hash brownies, to eat for a snack together with coffee and cake. They were the perfect disguise and my friend accepted this eagerly.
Scarily it happened exactly as he had predicted: we were almost there, near the Hamburg border when we were flagged down by the police. First our driver (the budding lawyer) was questioned. Unsurprisingly he was nervous which alerted the police. We were all made to get out of the car and our bags were opened and more questions were asked. In the end one of the policemen opened the cool-bag with the cakes and the hash brownies. We were all expecting him to realize the situation and understand what was going on.
Instead he waved his colleague over and gave a patronizing little speech about the state of youth. The whole thing was topped off when he confidently, and without questioning, took a hash brownie and shoved it in his mouth with relish. Our looks showed him his embarrassing mistake. Straight away came an apology and praise for the mother who had baked the brownies. We were allowed to carry on driving and he wished us a good weekend. In fact what we don’t know what happened to the policeman, but I hope he was able to enjoy his trip.
Posted on 22.04.2013, 02:36:30 CET