Brought the car to the car wash, had to wait in a very long line, along with a bunch of other people... I chose to wait outside at one point, standing between two luxury cars clearly being driven by drivers and not by the owners. At one point I felt a reflection of sunlight in my eyes; something in one driver's hands had deflected the ray. With shock I realized I was looking into the nose of a pistol that the the driver was cleaning, inadvertently pointing at me. Bodyguard/Driver. In real life, not in a movie...
I promptly then left my car, only returning to claim it once it was ready. It was much preferable to wait at the nearby cafe over a $7.60 cup of coffee (!!!) sans weaponry as opposed to staying there. (Pretty much any beverage costs that, even water). I must confess, though, how odd it is to have security guards in fancy suits just standing there at all times, keeping their eyes on all the cafe patrons.
Not exactly great moments in Moscow this week.