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2004.09.30 A Small Dog In An Unhappy Daze
CREDIT: © Charles Winpenny/CornwallCAM.co.uk
WHERE: Polperro, Cornwall, England. WHAT: fish & chips.
MAP: Polperro. Thumbnail pops-up larger image.
We thoroughly enjoyed a virtual two  part walk around Polperro, Cornwall, with Charles Winpenny (content may change by the time you visit, but check the constantly deprecating side menu or the archives).
Then we examined the take away menu in front of that fish & chip shop. We think that dog is not sitting down waiting to be fed, we think he is sitting down in amazement at the prices!
Even allowing for the fact it is now over three years since we were in the UK, and that Polperro is a seaside vacation town, we were shocked. Cod & chips in St. George, Utah, at the Prime Minister, which is hundreds of miles from the ocean, is cheaper than that price. In an attempt to fly the flag, our American born half has been assured that the portions will be gigantic, even by US standards. As we frequently have to share an entrée so not to waste half a meal each, this did ring a little hollow. We thought perhaps the sign behind the dog should read 'Unhappy Daze'.
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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
"Ah! que la vie est quotidienne."
Oh, what a day-to-day business life is.
'Complainte sur certains ennuis' (1885)