Our guide Rasoul told us that there are two rules to obey in Iran:
- Be afraid of Allah
- Be afraid of drivers of blue trucks
Blue trucks are everywhere. They are about the size of a pickup truck with a cabin and a tray back. The tray is configured in every imaginable way.
They cart hay, animals going to slaughter, furniture, fruit & vegetables going to market, stone & soil, building materials, …
They often have an extra tray over the roof of the cabin to add to the load. I’ve seen goats tied down in that tray.
They crawl up mountain roads and slide down on their brakes.
They consider they have right of way at intersections and will happily overtake each other on freeways. Road rules don’t apply.
And they are all “RGB #0000ff ” blue.