I just want to say what an incredibly bad day i’ve had.
I has pulled over my the police today for talking on my cell phone whilst driving my car. I live in Chiayi which is the land of the broken laws. The police officer asked for my passport, which I don’t carry with me, however I did have my dogs vacination passport, which he thought was my passport and that I was lying to him, I showed it to him, it’s in Chinese, but he still didn’t believe me. So he called the Foreign Affairs Police and an officer came down. This officer abused me and yelled at me. I’d already had a bad day, and was already upset by something when I was pulled over (ie already had red puffy eyes) and thought I was going to be sick. I just had a huge panic attack when I got out of the car and then fainted in the middle of the street.
Well the Foreign Affairs guy just lost it, it looked like he was about to kick me when a woman came running over from across the street to help me. I couldn’t feel parts of my body and I was convulsing and hyperventialating. He told me if I didn’t get off the road he was going to tow my car away, then he told me I was pretending and a bunch of other stuff I was too stressed to here. The woman told him to leave me alone (in English, I think she was from Indonesia) and he said that he couldn’t as I was a criminal and I had broken the law and he to be punished. He then told her to go.
When I finally was helped up, I asked to sit down and he said no. Then he changed his mind, I could sit across the street whilst they towed my car. I was also told I couldn’t call anyone. Then he told me I was refusing to cooperate with him and that he wanted my ARC. I asked if I could sit in my car whilst I got it out of my bag, he still said no. I sat in there anyway. He then told me that he knew I lied to the policeman about my passport as he could see it on the other seat. I said no, it’s not it’s for my dog, he called me a liar, I showed it to him and he was pissed. I then got out my ARC and gave it to him. He then asked for my licence, which I had stupidly taken out of my bag the other day as it was getting all torn up. So I got a ticket for driving without a licence and taking on my cell phone. He then said I was free to go, there was no problem. Then the police officer did something but I was too upset to look.
The ambulance than showed up, I asked the Foreign Affairs guy to help me speak to them, he said I was stupid and everyone in Taiwan can speak English (???). The ambulance guy then asked him to speak to me for him, so he told them to go because he thought I was just pretending.
It turns out they have taken the licence plates off my car and plan to keep them for at least a week. I’m unbelievebly upset by all of this. I cannot even get to school and my boss says I have to take taxis everywhere. This guy really seems to hate foreigners.