I was sorry to hear of the passing of Tim Conway today…hell of a comedy writer. One of the best.
I had the displeasure of struggling to artfully cope with a goddamn roundabout today. The sat nav seemed to panic and started talking like someone explaining how to tie one’s shoes to a particularly dim 5-year-old. I was through the stupid thing before the sat nav could finish explaining what I was supposed to do. A fucking roundabout. In the United States of America. Disgusting.
Listen, I’ve been to England. It’s an amazing country composed of some of the best people you’ll ever meet. I loved almost everything about it, but the one thing that absolutely sucks is their traffic laws. First, I don’t have to tell you, they drive on the wrong side of the road. That is not a subjective judgement: those limey gits know it’s wrong. Every single intersection in London is garishly painted with arrows and the written-in-block-letters instructions to “Look This Way” when you step off the sidewalk into the crosswalk. The rest of the world doesn’t have that because it’s not needed. It stands to reason that pretty much the only countries that drive on the wrong (left side of the road) still or at one time had Her Majesty on their money. Virtually every country who managed to repel or escape the British Empire (Germany, France, Poland, Austria, all the Scandinavian countries) drives on the right (and hey, props to our pale Canadian brethren in the north for driving on the right side despite having the Queen on the cash). Because that’s the way God wants it.
There are myriad other issues with driving in England, (e.g., it being illegal to pass somebody on the right if they are in the fast lane but going slower than you), but the whole driving-on-the-wrong-side-of-the-road debacle should be enough to steer anyone with any common sense away from looking to Merrie Olde England for traffic innovations.
I hate roundabouts so much. The morning after the revolution, I’m going to have them all blown up. #FRoundabouts #BuggerTheQueen
N.P.: “Was Ise Hier Los?” – Eisbrecher