Wednesday, May 25, 2005

cross cultural trouser theory

A straggly beard and half-mast trousers are indications of piety here. Whereas, in Blighty, they indicate homelessness, and being Known To Social Services. Not that the two conditions are exclusive, mind. But the Libyan whose strides stop three inches short of his shoes anathematizes booze, whilst his British lookalike has super strength lager for breakfast. Funny old world, ain’t it?