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Monday, 30 June 2014

The Uniformed Village



    At first glance you could be forgiven for thinking that uniforms are not worn by citizens of The Village, but everyone wears a uniform. From the everyday colourful clothes that every citizen wears, to Number 2, doctors, nurses, waiters and waitresses, taxi drivers, painters, gardeners and motor mechanics in their dove grey caps and overalls! However there are exceptions to the rule, take Number 6. He wears The Village uniform of beige trousers, navy blue turtleneck jersey, deck shoes, and piped blazer. And yet when the new Number 2 wears the identical suit of clothes as Number 6, instead of grey flannel trousers, grey polo neck sweater, and either single or double breasted plain dark blazer, it could be said that he’s showing individualistic tendencies! Number 2 in ‘Free For All’ is more subtle, he wears The Village uniform, but with a jacket of his own choosing. The jacket is different in colour and style, it even has cuffs at the end of the sleeves!
    Then there’s Mrs Butterworth as Number 2, when she enters Number 6’s cottage wearing that diamond patterned dress, not forgetting Number 86 who also wears a dress instead of the regular hospital uniform! And what about the Butler and Number 240 {Number 6’s observer}, they go about wearing their capes inside out! It would seem that Number 6 isn’t the only Village Citizen with individualistic tendencies. These slight changes in Village attire are merely trifles, and yet to the person it might mean they are cocking a snook at convention within The Village!

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