Tuesday, September 01, 2009

The World Ceased as You Knew It




Just looking at this picture makes me nervous
Imagine if you had to wake up tomorrow and drive on the left side of the road? Seriously, just think about it. The way you take corners, even the way pedestrians look to cross the road would change. Samoans have always driven on the right side, but now they are going to flip to drive on the left to be in line with New Zealand and Australia. Needless to say there's been quite a bit of dismay about the change. The following quotes are from a Samoan newspaper and letter to the Editor:
The feeling of uneasiness is increasing throughout Samoa. TV ads
depicting roadsides littered with crosses implying mass deaths air every
night.
In eight more days, one of our loved ones will cease to be with
us. This is not a premonition but based on what is happening with this road
switch fiasco.


If I lived in Samoa, it would almost make me want to Twitter about it. Almost.

1 comment:

Richard and Nicole said...

i drove on the left side of the road in drivers ed. it was bad. my teacher made me cry after that road switch fiasco. I can't remember what side is correct now....that would be bad news for me.