“In Italy it’s better not to tell civil servants that they are dead tired: you risk being reported for desecrating a corpse.”
“Mental faculties are particularly developed in hostile environments. For example, Jews developed a great intelligence to defend themselves from persecution, Italians to defend themselves from the State.”
”In the Italian public administration, the process of dematerialization of documents has reached a very advanced level: it coincides with their disappearance.”
“When the manager signs the letters, if his company font changes, he gets really angry. He’s a man of character.”
“When the Scots painted their faces blue, Italians were already fags. That’s why they are not afraid of when the European troika will come: they already have some experience.”
“Bankers have an instinctive distrust of honest people with little money. They prefer their own kind.”
“Scientists found out that in order to be considered true, every lie must contain a twenty percent truth. Italian public administration is very scientific: out of ten public bid winners, eight are recommended and two are good.”
Brianna’s cheeky humor turns its gaze to Italy: an irreverent portrait of this country
In the sixth volume of the series, Brianna’s “afoolisms” become particularly fierce. Favorite targets: ruthless companies, political prostitution, stupid bureaucracy, cynical banks, thieving government, ruling class – or better say lurid – unjust taxation and so on and so forth.
Anger, psychologists say, can be destructive when it bursts into harmful aggression towards others and oneself, or constructive, when it encourages, even through sarcastic humor, to rebel against injustice.
The author is particularly optimistic about that: “It is not true that Italians are not capable of making a revolution. They are quite good at revolting a hottie when they see one.”
What if Brianna’s irreverence focuses on politicians? She already has: read the collection Polidicks!