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Meandering thoughts of a Bay Area college student… be prepared for some bipolar vocabulary

Mind. Blown. To bits.

It’s one of the most unnatural things I’ve ever seen. In a city… no, an entire country, where electricity is scarce and cars can’t be afforded, these robotic women (haven’t seen any men yet) direct traffic with… inhuman precision. I swear, it’s one of the most unnatural things I’ve ever seen. North Korea, a country too poor to afford traffic lights yet wealthy enough to have its own nuclear weapons program, you’ve shocked me again.

These women are N. Korea’s traffic lights. And like traffic lights, they perform the same routine over and over… even when there isn’t any traffic to direct. It’s not just for the cameras that they’re this robotic. I can’t imagine doing this for several hours a day. Do they get umbrellas? Raincoats? Anything else but the blue uniform and the high heels?

What would make life more interesting in Pyongyang is Chris Tucker directing traffic.

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