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Friday, August 10, 2007


New rules

We bought our first car in Canada on Tuesday. A 1998 Ford Windstar. Not the best liked of vehicles, but as both Mrs S and I find it comfortable and apart from a couple of minor niggles like the column gear shift and a warning light that stays on, even though there isn't a problem, not a bad piece of kit.

Being a cautious soul, I am sticking to the posted speed limits, which seemed to annoy one person in a Budget rental pickup that roared past us with much obscene gesticulation, indicating that he was much displeased with my obedience to the traffic laws. I did not respond, basically because I already knew what kind of person he was, and didn't need to make my feelings known by word or deed. That boy needs to grow up a bit.

That said, it feels odd chuntering along in Kilometres an hour, and don't ask me how weird it feels being able to turn right on a red light. I'll get used to it, eventually.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking as another ex-pat, have a care with the right-on-a-red-light... some provinces (such as Quebec) don't have it. So the buggers often sit at the border waiting for newbies driving in from Ontario (which does)!

Friday, August 10, 2007 8:56:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so wait a minute, bill, did you move to canada or are you just visiting?

Sunday, August 12, 2007 8:26:00 am  

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