Sometimes, something just sticks out at you as downright odd. Generally speaking, I would consider the American police more scary (for want of a better word) than the British or Irish police. For example, when we moved over we were advised that if pulled over, keep your hands on the wheel and don’t reach for your license etc without ok-ing it with the police first – they might think you’re going for a gun, and reach for theirs 😕
But then, wandering dowtown, you see something like this parked outside a Starbucks:
That’s . . I guess it’s a souped-up Segway. I’ve subsequently seen them zooming around, minding traffic. Doesn’t quite fit somehow.