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Tuesday 7 November 2017

Citizen No.18

    You’re rather like Number 2 in a way, don’t you think? Perhaps you have never considered it before. You both work for administration, you are both chairmen, Number 2 of the town Council, and you of the Committee. More than that, while sitting on the Council Number 2 is the only person to have a voice, while the other twelve members stand at rostrums like tailors dummies! But your fellow Committee members aren’t much better, they sit there unemotional, not saying a word while you put the case to Number 6 about his complaints. But then you didn’t did you, it was the voice on the tape recorder that did that, after all you switched it on! The only real difference between you and Number 2 is, you wear a black top hat of administration, and Number 2 doesn’t! Also the members of your Committee, and those on the town Council could all change places and no-one would be able to tell the difference!
  Do you know the funny thing? When the voice played on the tape recorder says “We deplore your spirit of disharmony,” Number 6 actually replies to the voice “That’s a common complaint around here isn’t it!”

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  1. An incongruent, unsuitable style, the top hat combined with the striped casual wear T-shirt isn't it. I always wondered if this "dress code" was deliberately chosen or perhaps if it was something out of necessity on the set. - BCNU!

    1. Hello Arno,
      Yes I've never thought the general Village attire went with the top hat. The dress code of the Committee we have seen before, in 'Free For All,' worn by the members of the town council.
      As for the dress code, I don't know if it was specially chosen or not. The striped jersey denotes an ordinary citizen, the top hat an official of administration. Perhaps citizens like No.18 are a bit of both!!

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