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Von Stiefeln & Wohlstand..

Fundstücke aus der Belletristik

Autor: kai - Datum: 18.05.2002

Frisch mit dem Terry Pratchett Discworld-Virus infiziert fand ich eben folgende amüsante Passage in Men at Arms (Seite 35):

"Take boots for example. He earned thirty-eight dollars a month plus allowances. A really good pair of leather boots cost fifty dollars. But an affordable pair of boots, which were sort of OK for a season or two and then leaked like hell when the cardboard gave out, cost about ten dollars. Those were the kind of boots Vimes always bought, and wore until the soles were so thin that he could tell where he was in Ankh-Morpork on a foggy night by the feel of the cobbles.
But the thing was that good boots lasted for years and years. A man who could afford fifty dollars had a pair of boots that'd still be keeping his feet dry in ten years' time, while a poor man who could only afford cheap boots would have spent a hundred dollars on boots in the same time and would still have wet feet."

Ich lass das jetzt einfach mal so stehen und jeder kann sich selbst seinen Reim drauf machen, PC- & Mac-User & v.a. Apple selbst! ;-)

P.S.: Bitte verschont mich mit den unter Umständen nicht ganz passenden Zahlenverhältnissen!