STORY FROM GOTTINGEN
Last summer I spent my vacation in Gottingen - a beautiful city in the heart of Germany. I needed some help reading a map I got from my hotel, so approached a policeman on the street who seemed to be writing a ticket for illegal parking.
-Sorry for interrupting you sir, can I ask you a question? - I inquired.
-I have a ticket to write here boy, can you wait for a minute? - replied the policeman, visibly agitated.
-No problem sir. - I said and stepped respectfully aside.
-This smart ass has been parking his car here illegally for 10 days. In Europe we don’t condone such behavior. - the policeman shared his frustration. - Do you behave like this in your home country boy?
-No sir. - I replied with all the humbleness I was capable of.
-500 Euros - this should teach him a lesson. I don’t think he will risk his license by parking on handicapped spots anymore. -complacently concluded the policeman and signed the little paper.
-I guess... Who would want this? - I confirmed.
The policeman put the ticket on the windshield diligently, hid the pen back in his shirt pocket and addressed me eventually:
-You said you have a question for me boy. Go for it.
-Uuuhm… I got this map from my hotel and on the diagonal I noticed some strange sequence of numbers - 10, 7, 2, 4, 2, 8... Can you tell me what these numbers stand for? -I explained.
-I have no clue. -nonchalantly replied the policeman and without saying any other words, left.
Please excuse my flawed writing, this is definitely not one of my biggest talents.
Update: I feel the problem is too cryptic, so decided just to post its solution below.
The city of Gottingen is not really important, just liked the way it sounds.