Monday, December 22, 2008

A Man and A Donkey In Bethlehem

Don't get your hopes up, all you sickies with visions of animal husbandry. I'm talking about BBC correspondent Aleem Maqbool's trek from Nazareth to Bethlehem with his trusty mule.

"Why are you standing there with a donkey?" said an old Palestinian man.

"This is a nice modern city, and you're standing there with a donkey! What are you trying to say? What's wrong with you?"

I'm glad people do stuff like this, and it's an increasing source of concern and disappointment to me that I cannot presently count myself as one of them.

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