Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Vestiges of Middle Eastern Culture

You recognize this, right?

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And this, I'm sure...

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But how about this?

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Besides the yellow light to warn of the impending red light, Israelis also have this. The combined red and yellow light indicate that the light is about to turn green, which allows drivers to speed ahead and pick off pedestrians as fast as they like.

Also, do you recognize this?

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How about now?

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This was seen in a mall, next to a McDonald's, a KFC, a "China Town" and a shawarma place.

1 comment:

Dori said...

Honey,
The yellow light is used to warn drivers that the green is a head so they can switch gears - unlike the US (most) cars in Israel are not automatic. This is the main idea.

Just an FYI.

Miss you,
D.