Stet by Ria Bacon

Friday, October 29, 2004

EU leaders sign new constitution...

... and cause massive traffic jams in my neighbourhood. I mean, couldn't they have done it on another day? Saturday morning was good for me; I don't get up till ten and there are plenty of parking spaces for their limos.

All roads approaching Campodoglio were blocked off by chainsmoking Carabinieri, while the riot police read the sports pages in their armoured buses and the lowly traffic police chatted to elderly residents, ignoring the gridlock forming behind them and the blood transfusion ambulance wailing to get through... Just another day in Rome.