empire lite

The remnants of colonial life are funny. Every morning, tea time at 10:00, everybody stops working and goes to have tea in the canteen. Every morning when I get up I’m served eggs (that’s the only cooked option, eggs) while listening to classical music (they’ve got 3 minidiscs of classical music, and that’s all, so it’s the same every morning). It’s all fine, but somehow still feels quite out of place sometimes, like an affectation of some lost civilization in an inappropriate setting. If there wasn’t such heavy history behind it I’d say it seemed silly.

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