"Well it is the biggest mix up that you have ever seen.
My father, he was orange and my mother she was green".
So went the song from many years ago and I think I once put the song up here, but I don't think there was a video with it. What is that all about? I'll get there.
In Australia there seems to be no rhyme nor reason about the colour of high visibility vests worn on work sites and where a person may be at risk of not being seen, say a policeman directing traffic. Ha, like they direct traffic anymore. Vests may be bright orange or bright green. The use of them was somewhat lacking in Europe, I observed, but here it is overkill and seemed to be in England too.
My thorough research on this most important subject has led me to the conclusion that they use green, although they are described as fluoro yellow.
Does it follow, can I assume, that most people who would wear a high viz vest would do more manual type jobs? That is, that Catholics are more inclined to do such work, while the Protestants are the more managerial class? So where it may be contentious in Northern Ireland, green is the chosen colour.
Give me the power and I will sort the world's issues out with my magical clear thinking.