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Notes and Quotes – March 3, 2018

Whatever Happened To the ‘Correct Way’?

By Tom Morrow

When I was in England not so many years ago, I had a tour guide give me a short tutorial about the British driving on the left side of the road. It had something to do with the cavalry being able to protect the king.

“You Americans drive on the ‘right’ side of the road, whereas we Brits drive on the ‘correct’ side of the road.

Be that as it may, when I was a young lad back in the Mid-West, we were taught to hike and/or ride our bikes “facing” traffic. Today, bike riders have to go with the flow. When did that change?

Bottom Line for Me: If I’m gonna get hit by a car or truck, I want to see what’s coming at me. Walking and riding facing traffic in the bike lane just make sense. One problem for bike riders, however, it would eliminate large groups of bike riders from taking up an entire lane of traffic while riding down the highway.

GROANER – A man gets into a cab, opens a bag and proceeds to stuff his ears with whipped cream and to spread strawberries in his hair. The cab driver watches with amazement before asking, “Where would you like to go?”
“You’ll have to speak up,” replies the man. “I’m a trifle, hard of hearing.”

CEZ CECIL — To be a really good scandal, it has to be really bad.

Cecil Scaglione, Mature Life Features

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