The other day Faith was required to color a traffic light as part of her school work. She called to me and asked, “Mom, will you remind me what colors are in a traffic light, and which one goes on top?”
At first I thought she was kidding, then I realized she wasn’t. She said, “I can’t remember.”
Here, we only see one traffic light each week and that is when we make the trip into Braga for church on Sunday morning. It’s a small, dinky light that was put in a very awkward place, but nonetheless, it’s a traffic light and it’s the only one we ever see.
On the other hand, there are rotundas everywhere. This is how they control traffic at the congested areas and if you ask my opinion, it’s the way to go! I love these things. If there isn’t any traffic coming in the rotunda, you can zip right through without having to slow down at all. This eliminates stopping unnecessarily at stop signs and red lights. Don’t you hate to come to a complete stop when there are clearly no cars coming? Or worse, waiting at a red light at 11:00 at night when you’re the only person on the road?
Everyone in the rest of the world wants to be like “America”. Well, I think “America” could learn a few things from the rest of the world!