Saturday, February 09, 2008

"Ireland debates switch to right-hand driving"

Story from Reuters News Service

Not in the story: Before Sweden switched from left-hand to right-hand driving in 1967, the government asked citizens to send in suggestions for making the changed easier. One of the suggestions received was that they make the change "gradually" -- "let the truck switch first."

And, no, I'm not making that up!


David Amulet said...

There's a lesson there: Be careful when you ask for comments ... you just might get them!

Jim said...

I was at a meeting in St. Louis a few years ago -- one of those policy roundtable things -- some guy proposed filling all of the empty westbound coal trains with trash to keep the trash out of the local landfills. He had no explanation for where the trash would end up or what would be done with it. He just seemed to think that if it 'went west' it would disappear.