Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Lots of respectable middle-class folks here in Colonia get about on scooters. There were matrons picking up their kids after class yesterday on scoots. They'd go riding off with the kid on the pillion seat. Scooters you never heard of, including a Peugeot. Somebody's missing a market here. Whatever happened to the Cushman scoots that every kid wanted in the 50s? These are also the most polite drivers ever about stopping for pedestrians crossing the street ... reminds me of Californians in their punctilio in this matter. As a matter of PC, we're not supposed to note any differences in national character, but the Uruguayans are much more reserved than the Argentines just across the Rio de la Plata, less flamboyant.