Fire!

It’s getting light and tipping it down as firemen cut through the shop’s metal blinds to fix the electric heater. A woman peers out of a first-floor window, and her neighbour shouts to her from the street:

It’s getting light and tipping it down as firemen cut through the shop’s metal blinds to fix the electric heater. A woman peers out of a first-floor window, and her neighbour shouts to her from the street:

–Concepción, Concepción, go down the staircase, the staircase is fine!
–María José, are you crazy? It’s raining!

The shop was an estate agency. The small crowd had the courtesy not to raise the customary cry in such circumstances: “Let them burn!”

(If the Santa Coloma gas explosion bothered you, here’s some comforting news from Barcelona: the cops say they’ve caught the guy who caused recent gas and water leaks by stealing pipes.)

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