Walking down the escalator at Fontana metro, I pass a undistinguished-looking middle-aged woman just as she skilfully inserts her hand into the bag of the girl standing, unaware, on the step below her. I grip her arm and say, Gotcha. Oh no, she says, it’s my daughter, but you’re right to do it: there are so many robberies here. I kind of wonder in retrospect if they were practising.

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Last updated 08/11/2007

This post pre-dates my organ-grinding days, and may be imported from elsewhere.

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Natural history (512): Natural history is the research and study of organisms including animals, fungi and plants in their environment, leaning more towards observational than experimental methods of study.


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