Saturday, November 10, 2007

Look Right!

That's painted on the road at the major crossings in downtown Dublin. No politics involved at all. Alas. Instead it's done in an effort to keep the economically advantageous American tourists from looking left to check for on-coming traffic and then being mowed down by the on-coming traffic which will, in fact, be coming from the right.

Cultural education comes in many forms, though. Should you happen to be a foreign cleric moving to England, you can take a "three-week course designed to introduce foreign priests to the British way of doing things in the Roman Catholic church . . . .at Ushaw College outside Durham in Northumberland, England." It doesn't say whether they will teach you to drive on the "other" side of the road. But you will learn not "to be too dogmatic about the church’s moral rightness on just about everything."

Oh, joy. And for only £1,500.

More here.