You know where this is going.
The other day I found a sock containing 800DM, the fruit of some obscure musical engagement 15 years ago, and a friend told me the story of a rather more successful friend. This gent managed to avoid falling in the classic Spanish trap of trying to get rich by getting a job and now manages his considerable finances using socks: a tot-sock for the gardener, a tennis sock for the wife, something larger for the wastrel son, a pair of tights for the mistress, and so on.
Ugandan women keep their money in bras, the men in their socks, but is this generalised closer to home? Does a rise in sock imports indicate a shift to black? If the market share of small sizes increases, are we looking at a reduction in social trust and an increase in short-termism? Is a surge in flameproof a reliable predictor of revolution?
- Solving the crisis in Spain’s public finances, part LXXII: It’s time to ban socks
The Spanish government is determined to retain the 500€ note as a crucial weapon in the fight to reduce tax evasion
- Smallest concert hall in the world
A friend once impressively tried to play the trombone in a London cab, but the prize goes to the small lottery
- The 1903 Paris-Madrid race that got away
A remarkable feat of memory from Arturo Barea’s autobiography.
- It’s English, but is it human?
Understanding Podemos, c/o Rikard. The old question: Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not
- Sock it to them, saviour
African guru sells excellent footwear