I was born, raised, and currently living in Iasi. I have no knowledge of putting one's foot on a park bench being illegal. In fact, I would often fasten my shoelaces that way. I've been doing this 10 years ago when I was still a kid, I did it 5 years ago, I'm doing it to this day. No one bothered me. The truth is, if you encounter a corrupt policeman that wants a bribe, he WILL find something to charge you with. But chances are slim because corrupt policemen have tried and verified ways to get bribes and/or fines and that involves watching certain portions of a road where drivers are inclined to increase speed over the legal 50 km/h. There are certain roads where drivers are naturally inclined to do so and the policemen wait there. Living in Iasi and just walking on the street, I have NEVER EVER been harassed by the police. And when I spoke to some, they were even helpful (during the St. Paraskeva Days).
Of course if you need any documents from then, that's another story. But that applies to locals -- we need documents from the Police sometimes (ID cards, passports, proof we don't have a Police record -- or the record if we have one, etc.) -- but not to tourists usually. —The preceding comment was added by 184.108.40.206 (talk • contribs) 09:10, 21 May 2011
You know...the forget-me-not flowers change. The flowers are changed depending on the season and the flowers' blossoming time.
I personally haven't been fined for putting my feet on the bench; why are you (the writer) so indignant at this? It is, after all, a matter of common sense.