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Pandering to stereotypes is one thing; pandering to stereotypes that involve violence, another. And violence that’s been destroying lives for a couple of centuries? Hmm.
Italy’s making huge strides in its fight against the Mafia – Sicily’s Addio Pizzo campaign (where they stand up against Mafia intimidation) is one of the bravest things we’ve seen from a community in years.
Which is why we were surprised when, during our recent trip to Puglia, southern Italy, we were in Alberobello one night when we saw this childrens’s shooting game based on, uhh, the Mafia. The pink colors. The fluffy toys. Doesn’t really seem to go with “Honor and respect”, does it?
Alberobello is one of the most touristy towns in Puglia. Perhaps that sheds some light on it. Or perhaps we should have a bit more “respect”. Ahem.
Now, we know you always get, uhh, different treatment on a Ryanair flight but, when we arrived at Bari Airport in Italian region of Puglia fresh off our recent flight, this is not what we were expecting to find.
A heath checkpoint solely for Ryanair passengers? A health checkpoint sponsored by Ryanair? A sanity test for the unfortunates disembarking from O'Leary-jet?
We didn't dare ask, lest we be subjected to the health check. And since we were
unfortunate enough to be flying with British Airways, we didn't get to test it out, either. Maybe next time.
At least there's something that made us happy to be flying BA.