"I was at the ticket office trying to change a reservation when a tall, bewildered tourist came up to the counter next to me.
His train was obviously running late, and he said something like ‘pourquoi non train à Strasbourg?’ in strongly accented pidgin French. ‘Grève?’ he asked. He must have taken the precaution of looking up the word for strike before coming to France.
'Non,' the railway guy told him. 'Pas de grève. C'est juste en retard' - it's only a delay.
'Pardon?' The American didn't understand.
The Frenchman repeated what he’d said before, a bit more slowly and loudly.
'Pardon?' the American said.
I saw the railway guy writing something in big letters on a piece of paper. He held it up. It said ‘RETARD’.
At which point I was forced to step in and explain why the American shouldn’t punch the innocent railway worker.”
- The Merde Factor
Anonymous said: What do you think is wrong in the fashion industry these days?
Too many clothes, too little time, too much copying and too many people applauding it all far too much.