Monday, August 2, 2010

The Breaker of Furniture

You can see by this photograph that I am a big man.

So when I'm in Vietnam, I’m a great breaker of furniture.

At almost all restaurants the only furniture available is the flimsy plastic stools designed to hold the weight of the slender Vietnamese. The stools are probably designed to withstand a load of 50 kilos or so. I am a couple of kilos more ;-)

At restaurants where I am known, the owners make a great charade of stacking 3 or 4 stools one on top of the other in order to take my weight. It is humiliating, certainly, but it seems to be an effective solution to the problem of shattered seats - and shattered pride.

1 comment:

  1. It's not only the breakage's getting back up on your feet factor. I'm not that tall, and not that old, but sometimes it can be a real effort.


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