Visit to Empoli (out with the old..)


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July 9th 2021
Published: July 15th 2021
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OLD HABITS

I almost always visit Empoli when I need to go to Florence from Pisa by train. I take the same regional train routes (Florence to Pisa) and (Pisa to Florence)

Mainly, I visit my bank in Empoli called Banca Cambiano which ever since the first lockdown happened, has had a disordered queue of customers outside.

The conversation always remains lively outside the bank as every new person who joins the queue has to ask ' who is the last one' or ' chi e l'ultimo?' because it is never obvious as to where the queue ends, and sometimes where it begins. Queues in a straight line, anywhere in Italy seem to be very rare, based on my experience. This always brings a new person into the conversation, which usually begins in the same way 'how long the queue is for the service they are waiting for' and ends in a long speech about 'how Italy is in such a terrible mess'

This conversation is rather predictable worldwide even outside a bank, unlike the Italian queue which has no beginning and has no end but only a middle.







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