4 February 2010
The old man at the bus stop sounded as if he knew something about the Far East, so I moved closer. He was well-dressed in an expensive waxed mac with caped shoulders, but he hadn’t shaved.
And so I found out:
- That the Seychelles and Mauritius are really the same country
- That the problem with Australia is that it’s full of Danes, Czechs, Irish and Israelis
- That the New Zealanders keep back all the best lamb for themselves
Although I could believe the one about the lamb.
He wandered up past the lamp-post and started swaying on the kerb, on the edge of the main road where the coaches and car transporters charge down to the coast. It was more of a relief than usual when the half-hourly bus arrived.