June 29th, 2005


Pardon me, sir, could you spare a clue?

I wore my t-shirt today that says, "I Walked the Wall," from the Hadrian's Wall National Park Trail in the UK. A young man (early 20s?) in the bank was intently reading the logo off my chest. He looked puzzled.

I said, "Yeah, I got that at Hadrian's Wall in Northern England."

He said, in a still-clueless fashion, "Never heard of it -- didn't know there was one."

I said nothing; he moved up to the next teller. But I couldn't help thinking,
And they let him out, all by himself. *tsk, tsk*