CD covers and stapled papers

There are some everyday things that work in a certain way, and that certain way is so ingrained within us that we do not even think about them.

Of course CD covers open a certain way, and when we staple papers together we expect them to be stapled in a certain way.

Well not here in Israel, where, pretty obviously because the language is written from right to left, other things also work ‘in reverse’ compared to how the West does them.

So when you sign papers in the bank and the lady staples a bundle of papers together and hands them to you, of course, they are stapled at the top right-hand corner.

And when you open a CD cover, of course, they open like a Hebrew book, opening from what we in the West would think of as the back.