Monday, October 6, 2008

Quote of the day

From Ibne Ahmad of the International News, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, via Planetizen:

Often there are no sidewalks. Even when there are, parking bays are carved out of them, or cars simply park on them in a symbolic ritual that illustrates class distinction between members of the car-owning minority as first-class citizens, and the rest.

This dominance ritual takes place the world over, although it's often more than symbolic, as when pedestrians are forced into dangerous traffic because the sidewalk is blocked by cars.

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