- Light switches are often not inside the room the light is in. Some can't even be reached from the doorway of the room they are for.
- Showers with pushbutton on / off.
- Even stranger, a shower with a pushbutton on / off that won't work until you pull the cord outside the bathroom to give power to the shower.
- A wall switch that completely disables power to the stove and oven.
- Washing machines in the kitchen instead of dishwashers.
- Streaky rashers look like bacon, but aren't quite the same.
- Bacon isn't bacon, but it might be Canadian bacon, though I think the Irish would say it isn't Canadian.
- Temperatures are in Celsius, weights are in pounds, and money is in Euros.
- So far, the bathroom in every flat has had a light with a pull cord that did not work, with a plug only for shavers that can be set to 120 or 240 current via a switch.
- Turning the bathroom light on will start the fan ... eventually. Turning the light off will also turn the fan off ... eventually. Eventually can be 30 seconds, or 3 minutes, and may or may not be consistent.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Cognitive Dissonance in Ireland - Dublin, Ireland
Things I've noticed in Ireland that try to turn my head inside out: