If you remember that you are around 70
In the good old USA the cold war was going on, fear an loathing filled the air. Castro and Breishniev were the bad guys and Cuba was the word on everyone's lips.
Unless the Russian missiles were taken out of Cuba they would be nuked.
John F Kennedy had spoken and the world held their collective breaths.
The call would go out to children that if the air raid sirens went off they must duck under the desk and cover their heads. Then it all passed in time.
The UK did a test of a warning system last week that works through the mobile phone network. Nearly all the phones went off all over the land and a message appeared on the screen.
Duck and cover is back.
Is the was against the USSR about to expand ?.
I met an exceptional young lady from Brazil again the other day.
She came to Ireland and worked on her English.
Then she got an Irish driving licence.
Then (Wait for it)
She took the taxi test and passed it first time !!!!!!!
That is no mean feat. I know a guy who let his licence lapse after driving a taxi for 20 years.
So he went for the test and he failed it. Then he tried it again 7 more times failing it each time,
sadly he had to give up, by the way he died of cancer this year RIP.
My own son has a few failed tests behind him as well.
Its a changing world.