It wasn’t me

skybertIsn’t it wonderful sometimes to have someone to blame when something happens? In the papers today I read a lovely story from Sweden in 2006. A now 23 year old driver were caught driving while drunk, but he refused being responsible for driving. He blamed Skybert/Molgan, Alfie Atkins’ secret friend. (picture of him to the left)

Most times the police would laugh such things off, but in this case they couldn’t prove that he was lying – yesterday the court in Varmländ dismissed the charges due to the lack of evidence. Isn’t it surrealistic? Now the young man has filed a complain for being hurt economic while the police kept his drivers license. It is kind of funny, yet tragic – I have nothing left for drunk drivers..

It remind me of another story where a couple were out partying, the husband didn’t drink – he was the night’s driver. The wife had a good time and had plenty to drink. When they were about to end the evening the husband twisted something in his back and couldn’t move so the wife helped him in the back of the car, she decided to drive home. Halfway home the police stopped them, the officer leans toward her through the window and looks in the back seat and says ‘ah, someone had too much to drink here – please go on and get your husband home’. I love that story.

Øyvind Lasse Høysæter

Born in 1971, fell in love with computing in 1983 because of Sinclair's masterpieces. Continued on the magic surrounding the C64, Amiga and moved to the PC world in 1990. Loves science fiction, programming, astronomy, my family and my job. (developer) :)

5 Responses

  1. Debbie Lane says:

    oh swell, I can just imagine the things my kids would use such an excuse for. I did my chores, but they were undone by Skybert. I aced the test, but Skybert changed my answers….sheesh!

    Debbie Lane’s last blog post..Love Stinks

  2. Me says:

    Ja, de religiøse mener jo at man ikke kan bevise at gud ikke finnes, så da kan man vel heller ikke bevise at Skybert ikke var der!

  3. Petunia says:

    Ja, vi skulle nok alle ønske oss en liten Skybert av og til! Alltid greit å ha noen andre å legge skylden på. Herlige historier selv om jeg enig i deg i dette med fyllekjøring.

    Petunia’s last blog post..På den gale siden av null

  4. hi Øyvind,
    What a crazy story. It’s had to believe he got away with it. I’m 1/4 Swede (my grandfather came from Sweden) but I never get away with excuses like this. I guess you have to be 100% Swedish, and live in Sweden too. Crazy!
    ~ Steve, the 1/4-swede trade show guru
    PS. I haven’t heard of Skybert/Molgan, but I’ll remember him. Maybe he can help me out the next time I get in trouble. 🙂

    Steve, trade show guru’s last blog post..Trade Show Zombies

  5. Wii says:

    I hate the blame game but still the second story was really funny, the wife in the story was really lucky to have escaped the wrath of police inspite of being drunk and the poor husband had to take blame.

    Wii’s last blog post..Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box

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