with which they are presented lifts them well above the
mundane to a plane of their own.
The conflicts, insults and travails presented here are
something to be accepted, but not surrendered to, and the
ultimate message we take from this is one of optimism and
— I said it before — good humour.
Let’s just end with this:
One of two young girls with flushed cheeks
who buy cans of coke and energiser asks
Please can I buy a lotto scratch card, #7?
I ring for the manager as per rule.
He asks the girls for i.d.
No. I haven't. I'm eighteen.
We need to see your I.D. he says.
You're an embarrassment, one replies