- Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:44 am
Back in 1991, as the Gulf War was kicking off, a classmate dashed home at lunchtime to catch up on what was unfolding. Breathless, they arrived back at school, saying "The bastards! They're fighting back!".
I remember our teacher fixing him with a look, and saying "They are allowed to".
"There ain't nothing you fear more than a bad headline, is there? You'd rather live in shit than let the world see you work a shovel."