Because you can't have depths without surfaces.
Linda Grant, thinking about clothes, books and other matters.

Thursday, 22 May 2008

Useful idiots


A man I know, a man not unknown to military manoeuvres on the battlefield, a man who, in fact received a battlefield promotion during the Yom Kippur War, tells me that he too has moths in his house.

His moths are on the lower level, and he says that to ensure that they do not ascend the stairs and eat his Gieves and Hawkes jackets, he has given them a small carpet to eat.

For if we give Germany Czechoslovakia and Poland, they'll leave France alone, won't they?

7 comments:

Toby Wollin said...

Yep..peace in our time...or basement, whichever comes first.

cybill said...

Clearly he hasn't thought about fighting them on the beaches or fighting them on the sand.

Duchesse said...

Moth denier. There should be a law.

George S said...

Chamberlain is waving the remnants of his shirt.

greying pixie said...

A propos of moths, I learned today from a colleague that there is an epidemic (?) of them at the moment in the UK due to huge amounts of clothing imports from China. Don't know if this is true, but thought I might mention it.

e said...

brilliant. male logic.

pennyarrow said...

I think when it comes to terrorizing moths I side with the neo-cons, not the appeasers.