Are some of us just finding out that the streets in Glendale are not paved with gold? In America shovels are used to dig dirt and shovel snow with blood and sweat. Neither are cops in Glendale like vostikans in Gavar.
Movses haskanum em inch es asum... Baits shat em tsavum es tesak baner lseluts. Inchi petka mer tgherj@ es tesak banerov zbaghven? yev hamaria bolor@ yerevantsi tgherk... Mer mech "Sovetakan" system shat var baner a drel yev mek kam 2 serund petka antsni vor normal darnank
Please allow me to tell this anecdote (actually a real story) again.
An Armenian family of New England was traveling packed in their station wagon, the patriarch of the family, with a big handle bar moustache was seated in the back. The State Trooper stops them for whatever traffic infraction. License? Registration? The patriarch in the backseat says- “Սա շունին մի ոսկոր նետէ եւ ազատինք”: At this pint the trooper extends his neck and says in Armenian, surprise, surprise, “Այս «շունը » ոսկոր չի կրծեր**”
** In Armenian slang “կրծոն, կրզոն/doggy bone” means bribe. While in America bribe may be a punishable felony, in many other places it is a way of life.
Like Azat says above, it may take several generations to realize that in America “crime does not pay”.