In the past 24 hours I have been yelled at for biking in the street, for running on the bike path, and for taking the dogs into a "kinder" park (for kids, I guess, even though it isn't posted as such, AND I was in the midst of picking up after Joe, which none of the natives seem to do for their dogs). I tell you, I miss the lax quality of the US, with our tolerance for jaywalking and the generosity of grace periods, where a smile, a wave, and an apology get you awfully far. These people here with their RULES! For a people so progressive politically and with the well-known reputation for pot-smoking, I did not expect such rigidity in daily life.
I will do my best to stay within the lines, but I will be none to happy about it.