Monday, April 23, 2007

Dragon slayer

St George is the patron saint of England, and also Moscow, Portugal and Palestine, among others. And today, 23rd April is his day. It is also probably William Shakespeare's 443rd birthday.

Being English, I s
hould make a special effort at Englishness today. I'll apologise to people who bump into me. I'll indulge in self deprecation. And I'll form orderly queues.

It's ironic, isn't it, that only in England is a queue-jumper likely to get away with it? The rest of the queue will mumble "How rude!" without engaging in the social taboo of "Oi! The back of the queue is over there!"


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