And the turn signal? Not where it is supposed to be either. The window wipers are in that spot. I’ve go the cleanest windows in New Zealand.
Maybe its my medication? I’ve gone from being a Paxil Puppy to Zoloft. They should disclose in the Zoloft ads disclaimers that:
“…tension may occur when driving on the wrong side of the road, the steering wheel is out of place, and the windshield wipers are constantly on.”
Yesterday, we faced a decision. Our Queenstown Lakeside apartment is 7 kilometers from downtown and hunger struck. The bus was $6 each way per person or $24 to head for the heart of the city. Not a frugal choice.
After getting lost, found, lost, found, and safely back to the apartment, I was not interested in any more driving. Not a safe choice for Kiwis on the roads.
The answer was the Frankton Ale House for chicken fingers (quite good), within walking distance. Everybody was a big winner and we lived to see another day.
Seriously, driving on the wrong side is a mental strain and will flat wear you out at times. Go easy, be cautious, and have a good co-pilot on board. After years of driving on the right side, every instinct in your body wants you to cross that center line or make a quick unchecked right hand turn.
IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card
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- Foreign Fees: No
- Card Type: Hotel
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- $0 introductory annual fee the first year, then $49