The other day I was getting another shoe shine and joking with the shoe shine guys. Then a cop pulls up on his motorbike, gets off and checks me out. I'm kinda wondering what is going on here. Cops here look a bit severe because they dress like soldiers, not cops. Is he gonna shake down the shoe shine guys? Is he gonna ask me for ID?
He says "Where are you from?" I reply "Toi la nguoi My" (I am American). Big smile breaks out -- I guess I won't be arrested after all. "Good, good!" he says with a friendly pat on my shoulder. "Good."