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Life in Culebrón is a disconnected series of pieces about the banal and ordinary of everyday life in an inland Alicante village seen from my very British perspective.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Clunk Click

One of Maggie's pals gave us a lift into town the other day. I noticed I was the only person who wore a seat belt. After an evening's drinking the same person drove home. I have no idea why I didn't walk.

Different behaviour. Sometimes when I say to a Spaniard about putting on their seat belt they tell me that the police never patrol the road they intend to use. It's the same with alcohol. Not the consequences for themselves or others but the possibility of being caught and fined.

Even more bizarre is their attitude to cars and children. In general Spaniards fuss over children; hair ruffling is a sport. But children standing inside cars, sometimes on the front passenger seat is widespread.

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