[From scribbled Moleskine notes made in the 5 hour wait early on Monday morning. I'd been up since three.]
Best use of punctuation I’ve seen in a long time
One of those big clear round collection balls where you can throw all the foreign currency you no longer want to spend and can’t be bothered to change.
Above it a sign:
DONATE HERE TO GIVE MONEY TO “CHILDREN”
Why the quote marks? In what way, exactly, are they not children? Are they merely being pedantic and not wanting to have to get picked up on the fact that they will also be giving money to teenagers and toddlers but didn’t want to specify?
Or, as we suspected, are the quote marks there to indicate the message:
Well. We SAY “children”. Clearly what is meant by “children” in this context is “Unscrupulous and nefarious oil magnates”. Thank you.