Ah, the Polizia… I miss those guys, their cute pants, and their funny little lollipops of death. That was the first thing the military told me before I moved there with my family when I was a kid – if you see a policeman waving a lollipop, that means he can legally shoot you. Gotta love those Italian coppers, they’re so cute. :)
From what I’ve heard about Italian rodes and driving, I give the car a week before the mirrors are ripped off by a passing car. Heather, do you think the cops will wave that lollipop before shooting at the guy that does it?
Jason – What you’ve heard about Italian driving isn’t quite accurate – Italian drivers are some of the best in the world, right up there with the Germans. They’re fast, but they’re cooperative. Only in Italy can a two-lane road instantly become a three-lane road simply because one car wants to pass another. Everybody just gets along.
Dan – The Polizia can usually instantly tell if you’re a stupid tourist, especially Americans. They tend not to shoot those people. They just wave the stick and say, “Stupido Americano!” (I heard that a lot there.)