Top Ten uses for cobblestones
By Julie Moody
10. The space between the stones lets a little bit of greenery creep through, unlike in cities covered in pavement.
9. Injuries are easy to come by when in need of an excuse to get out of an undesirable situation, such as a pesky exam or an unwelcome rendezvous.
8. Any movement on cobblestones resembles the sound of horse hooves, causing the “authentic” historical feel tourists crave when traveling Europe.
7. They give new meaning to the saying, “Step on a crack, break your mother’s back.”
6. Girls: Cobbled streets give you the perfect excuse to never wear heels.
5. They provide plenty of opportunities to laugh at people when they trip on uneven stones.
4. Looking down to avoid eye contact with an awkward acquaintance is totally acceptable because it is actually possible that you could be studying the patterns at your feet.
3. Checkers anyone? Carry a pocketful of pieces and strike up an impromptu game.
2. Use loose cobblestones to bludgeon one of the two attackers you might find in the streets of Prague.
1. Instant Sobriety Test: Make your friends follow the straight patterns to see just how well they’re handling their new Czech lifestyle.
Julie Moody is a third year student at New York University studying communication, psychology, and creative writing. She is from Honolulu, Hawai’i.