Merry go roundabout
The English invented
the roundabout. There's no need for traffic lights. Yet cars know exactly where
to go. Roundabouts don't have to be circular, just round. They can be oval-shaped
also. The minimum number of entries and exits in a roundabout is three. I've seen
six entry/exit roundabouts. But there must be a limit after which a roundabout
is no longer effective.
The way from London to Pwllheli,
North Wales includes several roundabouts on the motorway and the smaller A roads.
took the driver seat from Shrewsbury to the edge of the famous Snowdonia National
Park. It was full of sudden roundabouts. I had to shift down from fourth gear
to third and even second gear sometimes. But that didn't guarantee a smooth merry-go-round.
My friend, who merely wanted a break from the driving, could hardly breathe or
sit still. I was driving too fast on the roundabouts. Drivers in other cars were
afraid to get on the roundabout when they saw my recklessness.
of merry-go-round, my friend persuaded me to stop and relax. Apparently, I was
pedalling the accelerator with the beat of the music. How can you blame a pianist
for being a poor driver? And how can you expect a pianist to go on a roundabout
30 July 2001