Thoughts from a Baggage Claim area

Some luggage trolleys have no brakes. Others require you to press or pull the handle to stop. And some have brakes that are on by default and require you to take some action before they’ll move.

Can you deduce anything about a country’s psyche from the option they choose?

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I have noticed that you can tell something about a country’s psyche from the positioning of the motorway signs relative to the junctions, and the positioning of the traffic lights at intersections.

My prediction on trolleys: Italy – no brakes, no seatbelts, no motorcycle helmets and the freedom to make dreadful mistakes. USA – would like to be no breaks but are terrified of being sued so pull to go. UK – the middle road – pull to stop. Japan – completely sensible – pull to go. Spain – free spirits, but (until recently) more money – pull to stop.

Excluding the UK, what’s my hit rate?

Now back to work…

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