Friday 10 December 2010

The Smirking Ban

One of the unforeseen consequences of the recent Smirking Ban has been that the streets are now lined with unrepentant smirkers. Every spot out of doors, be it kerbside, bus-stop or handkerchief garden, is now occupied by them, with their little fires of self-complacence smouldering behind their tight smiles. Of course, this is not so much of a problem in the countryside (although it is never pleasant to find a smirker in one’s flowerbed) but the consequences for the big cities could be devastating: the cumulative effect of all those little fires of self-satisfaction could result in a situation not seen since the Great Smug of 1952.

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