On the Relationship Between an Italian and His Seat Belt.

Have you ever driven an Italian man around in the passenger seat of your car?  I guarantee he will stoically ignore the seat belt, even after the annoying chime of a warning bell continues to ring.

I also guarantee said Italian will act surprised, every time, when you point out to him that the reason this obnoxious noise is sounding in the car, is that he is neglecting to wear his seat belt.  Again.

However the Italians have found a solution to this problem.

A good friend of mine in Catania had this lovely little accessory in his car when he picked me up at the airport in Catania.  Funny, rebellious, and charming all at the same time.  A little bit dangerous, but mostly just absurdly, fascinatingly, Italian.

Italian Alert!  Italian Alert!