Now the season for rubber boots has started but my old ones had holes in them ( using spades and forks in the garden can be a dangerous buissness :-) :-) )so I drove to Falköping on my way home to buy a new pair. I could of course went to one of the bigger stores to buy a cheap pair, but I´m the kind of person that uses rubber boots a lot (and our klimate sort of invites us to use them a lot too), so I wanted some that will hold for a long, long time.
This stores customers are usually farmers and those that works in the forest and they doesn´t want things that doesn´t hold for only one year. Unfortunally this store also is a bit on the expensive side of the price range. But I bought me a pair of gray rubber boots that costed 799 swedish kronor (that would be around 113 US dollars or 129 Australian dollars). I better save that receipt because if they don´t hold for more than a year I will demand a new couple. I had my last pair for almost fifteen years, but those I bought at work when I worked at Volvo. They used them when they polished cars with water as aid. Volvo only have top quality for their workers!
A couple of days ago one of the most spectacular robberys took place near Stockholm. our capital. The robbers got close to, or even more 100 million swedish kronor. They robbed a money depot by using a helicopter. The building was really secure towrds all directions, exept from the air. The robbers had also placed bags around the police helicopter, so they didn´t dare go near if it was a bomb.
The police has shown a great deal of incompetense by this robbery. For one thing there were no security messaures taken around the helicopter. They had been offered to have it on a military compound, where it would have been protected all hours of the day. But they turned that offer down. They new that there were going to be a big robbery and that their helicopter probably would be sabotaged. But only had an eye on it for a couple of days and then stopped with it. They had a chance to shoot the robbers helicopter down too, but hesitated to long so it had the chance to fly over peoples homes. I don´t think that it´s ok to rob anyone or anything, but I have to admire how good they had planned this thing, even if the word were around that something was about to happen.
They will never get these robbers, on that I´m sure. Swedish police has a tendency to panik when something extraordinary like this happens. I remember when our prime minister was murdered, I don´t think any police has ever done that many misstakes at the same time.
Well, the weekend has started and as it feels like now I´m going to sleep through it :-) Perhaps wake up now and again to put in some more logs in the stove :-)
Have a great day now!