The Yellow Jackets or “Gilets Jaunes” have again been rioting in Paris and throughout France.
We spoke to one of the protest leaders. “We don’t want much,” he said (in French). “These damn yellow jackets make us look like refuse collectors or road workers. Not that there’s anything wrong with refuse collectors or road workers, in fact we probably have some refuse collectors and road workers in our group.
“But the point is, France is the capital of high fashion and we’ve only got these crumby yellow jackets to wear. We’re the laughing stock of the fashion world. As well as being taken for refuse collectors and road workers. Not that there’s anything intrinsically wrong with those occupations.
“Macron and his cronies walk around in Lagonda suits, and even Jonas et Cie and Richelieu pants which are several cuts above the average gilet! I bet they’ve never been a road worker,
“So of course tempers rise – we are a hot-blooded people after all – and sometimes things do get a little out of hand but all they have to do is give us something more fashionable to wear.
“If you English had any fashion sense there’d be Gilets Jaunes in England, too. But you don’t so there aren’t.
“And please tell everyone that Gilets are nothing to do with a damn razor blade company! I’m sick of being asked for a pack of five!
The protester walked away puffing on his sweet-smelling Gauloises. “I could have been a catwalk model wearing haute couture instead of being mistaken for a refuse collector or road worker,” he mumbled. “Riots! I’ll give ’em bloody riots…”