‘Are you also devastated about the tropical fruit salad?’
‘The tropical fruit salad?’
‘Yes, the one that is flown in three times a week from Ghana.’
‘Ah, it just reminded me of John Cleese.’
A hundred years ago a volcanic eruption on Iceland would only merit a small notice in the newspaper. Maybe you shouted: ‘Father, just look, isn’t this a magnificent red sunset!’ Father would have explained that this phenomenon was caused by an accumulation of a lot of small particles high up in the atmosphere. But that would be the end of it. Last Wednesday, Iceland lit a gigantic cigar and now our tropical fruit salad is in mortal danger.
Says Arnold Jansen op de Haar, and what else? Read it in the Holland Park Press magazine.