Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Res Judicata Ridiculosa
As we all know, there are plenty of ridiculous laws on the books here in the United States. These laws from abroad, however, are beyond ridiculous. They're great for giggles but, for heavens sake, keep them in mind when travelling in other countries. It would be too embarrassing to get arrested for one of these.
Australia - It is illegal to roam the streets wearing black clothes, felt shoes and black shoe polish on your face as these items are the tools of a cat burglar.
France - Between the hours of 8AM and 8PM, 70% of the music in the radio must be by French composers.
Thailand - It is illegal to leave your house if you are not wearing underwear.
Italy - It is an offense for women of "ill repute or evil looks" to enter a cheese factory in the area of Ferrara.
Scotland - It is illegal to be a drunk while in possession of a cow.
France - It is illegal in Antibes to take photos of police officers or police vehicles, even if they are just in the background.
Lebanon - Men are legally allowed to have sex with animals so long as the animals are female. It is illegal to have sex with a male animal.
China - Women are prohibited from walking around a hotel room in the nude. A woman may only be naked whilst in the bathroom.
Hong Kong - A woman is legally allowed to kill her cheating husband, only if she uses her bare hands. The husband's lover, however, may be killed in any manner desired.
Switzerland - A man may not relieve himself while standing up after 10 P.M.
Puppy Update: Turns out my pup did, in fact, have an abscessed tooth. Not that the doc could see it at our appointment yesterday afternoon. Nobody could get into the pup's mouth without her trying to bite. Therefore, the doc is guessing but is 99% sure that's the problem. She sent us home with antibiotics and instructions to come back Thursday or Friday if the swelling hasn't gone down. By the time we got to the vet's office, the abscess had actually ruptured and was draining through the poor dog's cheek. I was horrified, but the doctor said they do that, it was fine, and it will be fine. But geez, what a mess! The poor little thing looks like Cujo. She's pretty smelly, too, but she won't let me touch the affected side of her face with a wash cloth. I just covered every place she likes to sit and lie with towels and sheets and will have to wait it out.