• You can always tell a Midwestern couple in Europe because they will be standing on a traffic island in the middle of a busy intersection looking at a windblown map and arguing over which way is west. European cities, with their wandering streets and undisciplined alleys, drive Midwesterners practically insane.

    Bill Bryson (1989). “The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-town America”, p.15, VNR AG