I Saw The Sign! 

And now I have Ace of Base stuck in my head. Maybe you will too! 😂

A few days ago I caused a car crash… And as much as I’d like to blame it on my merciless beauty which distracted the driver, that would only be half the truth.  In fact, I was getting ready to cross the street completely legally when a car decided to slam on their brakes (probably because they were dumbfounded by such a stunning young lady heh hem) causing the car behind them to slam into their rear end. Everyone was fine, so I decided to do the logical thing and walk quickly in the opposite direction… 

There’s been quite an uproar in the country about allowing foreigners to drive. And by uproar, I mean some slight groaning under their breath…  Because people don’t really cause uproars here. But it seems that driving on the left side of the road is pretty dangerous if you’ve never done it… Who’d a thunk it.  Fortunately, I don’t think me crossing the street (and being so captivating) is part of the problem.  But it got me thinking how easy it is to mess things up when you’ve got street signs like this…. 

  
Not that driving on the opposite side of the road isn’t difficult enough, but when you have street signs that you have no clue what they mean, it might not be such a bad idea to have foreigners take a basic safety course.  Especially with these cars that have wheels that come off when you’re driving on a curvy road and somehow reattach themselves on the opposite side. 

  

As you can imagine, giving way in a roundabout is a pretty scary thing the first time you do it. Not only do you have to look right instead of left, go around the circle to the left and exit on the left side (because that’s not complicated enough) you also have to use your blinkers, which are on the opposite side, to indicate when you are  passing an exit as well as when you are taking an exit.  And it’s not as if you can avoid roundabouts, because they are everywhere. 

  

 

Then there’s this really helpful road sign to indicate… Well, I’m not really sure what it means. 

  
 

And as if driving weren’t stressful enough, there are even strange rules while chilling out.  I mean, since when do you have to bring your own woman to a bar? What an inconvenince. 

  

Fisticuffs? Acting the goat? I decided to find another bar…. 

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3 thoughts on “I Saw The Sign! 

  1. No one will — and, frankly neither would I, to be honest — believe me, but one sleepy August back in 2007 or so, I took the time to listen to every Ace of Bass song on YouTube. It took like two days to roll through their four albums (The Sign, The Bridge, Cruel Summer, and — of course — Da Capo), and I am happy to report every entry was as sonorously pleasing as and melodically similar to the first time The Sign entered our collective consciousness. They’ve still got it.

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  2. LOL Roundabouts, they are a god sent after you get used to them, and OMG driving on the opposite of the road. WTF! And as for acting the goat…..bAWww bAWww bAWww. Love you

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