Monday, August 07, 2006

Signs and Wonders

The British insist on driving on the wrong side of the road. But they're considerate enough to paint "Look Left" or "Look Right" on the pavement so the people from the REST OF THE WORLD will be less likely to get run over by a bus.

Then there's the famous "Mind the Gap" signs in the underground stations in case you forget that there is usually a gap between the platform and the train.

There are helpful signs at the tourist attractions, like the one telling you where so-and-so was executed some centuries before.

And then there was this wondrous sign we kept seeing on tube cars and billboards reminding us that discrimination is SO over. Too bad we'll never see anything like that here.