I witnessed a horrible crime today in Amsterdam.
A young boy was sleeping at the foot of the national liberty
monument on Dam Square in Amsterdam.
Then all of a sudden out of a clear blue sunny sky a security agent came along, and said with a deep authoritative voice,
"Sleeping in a public place is forbidden! Why are you sleeping!?”
The startled young boy answered with a soft voice,
”I am on a day out with school, and I just felt tired, and was having a little rest.”
"Sleeping in a public place is not allowed in Amsterdam, and will cost you 140 euro’s.
If you want to sleep, go to a hotel and not in a public place. Give me your ID!!Today I only will give you a warning ticket, but if I see you sleeping in public again, then you will have to pay the
fine”, the agent said.
The young boy bowed his head, and said, “I was not
aware of such a law, and will not do it again”
The agent gave the boy a last authoritative look, and disappeared on his bicycle.
George Orwell’s 1984
Is not science fiction anymore!