But only on the Anniversary of German Unification
Even our English colleagues had tears in their eyes when The Wall fell. My wife and I were working as doctors in the UK at the time and watched the historic events, as it were, through binoculars. Many years have passed since then. A bank holiday has replaced the tearful eyes from 1989 – of course one must remember when former enemies become friends. At Lima Airport the fashion company Hugo Boss proves its historical awareness. On 3rd October it lowered its prices by 20%. It intrigues me, since I need good clothes for my presentation tour.
“How much does this suit cost?” I ask the sales assistant – “Roughly $1,400!” is the humbling answer. I take comfort in the fact that 20% will be deducted, but I still refrain from trying it on. I leave you to decide whether my tiredness, the price or the clothing size caused my purchase to fall through.
I presume that the dumping-price is only for real Germans and, since I have a Peruvian passport in my bag, I am no longer eligible to belong to this illustrious group who can benefit from the discount. Be that as it may Hugo Boss’ world is light years away from the reality of the Quechua-Indians living in Apurimac. But it is these people of the Andes, who are definitely closer to my heart/KDJ.