Time for a little history lesson
Time was when the Italians ruled the world
The Roman Empire lasted 507 years ending in 476 AD
Not a bad effort on their part, they conquered what we know today
as 54 countries and comprised 1.7 million square miles…..
…..trust the G-man, that’s a lot…..
…..that was then and this is now !
Nowadays, the Italians (the direct descendants) have
trouble running themselves
Moreover, perhaps as a result of this loss of status and RULE…..
…..they treat rules in an idiosyncratic way ! ! !
Back to the schoolroom
Modern Italians believe that…..
Firstly, there are no RULES (you could say that’s rule 1)
Secondly, if one should find one then you break it instantly…..
…..you could say that’s rule 2
So let me illustrate this in two ways…..
…..one in relation to motorised transport
…..the other in relation to fidelity
In a curious take on the ‘get ahead society’ an Italian…..
…..sees a car in front as an opportunity
…..and not as an obstacle
Firstly, as an opportunity to break any law that says that
for safety reasons overtaking is prohibited…..
…..like a blind corner !
…..like a hill !
Sometimes there’s not even an actual law to ignore…..
…..simply the law of common sense
…..or perhaps the basic desire to live ! ! ! ! !
Take fog (the ‘challenge’ in Italian called ‘la nebbia’)
A simple matter of practically zero visibilty presents the average
Italian with endless slow moving obstacles that have to be passed
Slow moving ?
Well, I was one of them last night because I couldn’t see a sodding
thing ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
Italians believe fog lights are unbelievably stupid and annoying…..
‘It makes you think the car in front is breaking’
In an innovative (and perversely stupid twist) on road safety the
Italians have erected (more on erections later) signs that tell
you your speed and then tell you how many points you will get
if you are caught at said speed…..
…..the more you exceed the limit, the more points !
STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES !
The Italian mindset is that the faster you go…..
…..Yes, you guessed it
…..the more points you avoid if you don’t get caught ! ! !
HELLO ! !
So to fidelity…..(a sort of moral law)
The Italian men believe it applies to their loyal and endlessly
…..but not to all the other trollops out there who are all prey
HELLO ! ! !
See ‘trollop’, read any woman the Italian male didn’t marry
HELLO ! ! ! !
…..and I mean ANY (except mama and sister)
Oh, and they (the men) are automatically exempt
So La Dolce Vita is a country full of challenges and instead of
rules they have got bureaucracy (and God but he’s fighting a
It’s probable they would have been better of sticking to rules ! ! ! ! !