“Dirk was unused to making such a minuscule impact on anybody. He checked to be sure that he did have his huge leather coat and his absurd red hat on and that he was properly and dramatically silhouetted by the light of the doorway…He didn’t like this. The kid was deliberately and maliciously watching television at him.”–Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
I love this quote and the minute I read it, it reminded me of a mural in Barcelona – one of a set of tile murals that decorate the walls of a narrow street in the gothic quarter.
I’m sure Peius Gener would have been equally annoyed if he felt he was making a “minuscule impact”. He was an extrovert and proud exponent of Catalan nationalism – I’m sure he didn’t wear that hat to blend in with the background.