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I wouldn’t have believed how bad it was if I hadn’t just seen it with my own eyes. (…)
During our visit last year we went to a beach called Southend I used to visit as a kid. This 19th-century working-class vacation spot still has the bumper cars and helter-skelter, but I didn’t see any old geezers with hats made of handkerchiefs. Instead, I saw a woman walking into the water wearing a burqa. Our host sensed my outrage and tried to diffuse it by saying, “Oh, that’s lovely. You know, when I was a girl coming here, everyone looked the same. Now there’s so much variety.”
“Variety!?” I shrieked, “A woman in a garbage bag is walking into the ocean!”