Un Rito di Passaggio

A Rite of Passage

I originally wrote this back in mid-January:

Ryan drove the motorino on the sidewalk for the first time today!
We waited until 3 other motorini had done it in front of us, then finally joined in. It’s tough to be a rule-follower in a country without rules.

 

7 Months later – we don’t make it a habit to ride on the sidewalk.

There are pedestrians on the sidewalk, and we’d prefer not to hit them. On top of that, although you can choose your entry point to the sidewalk you can’t  tell what it’ll look like on the other side. Sometimes it’s a doozy! But there is this one spot on the way to work where the road is often too narrow  (with cars in the middle and cars parked on both sides) for us to slip past the cars when the light turns red. Being in the last stretch of our commute, and a place where cars get backed up … we’ve explored the sidewalk and sometimes we use it for a shortcut.

 

One of the things I’ll miss and I won’t miss is the lack of rules here.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Culture, Motorino

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s