While flipping through a magazine, I come across a one-panel cartoon that depicts ï¿½Afgani womenï¿½s wearï¿½ as though it were being sold at the Gap. The old woman sitting next to me on the bus points at the cartoon.
Her: I want to buy one of those.
Me: A chador?
Her: A burqa.
Her: Sure. You never have to worry about how your hair looks, or if youï¿½re getting wrinkly. You donï¿½t have to do your nails.
Me: I suppose that’s true.
Man across from us: They never go out of style.
Her: Exactly. Exactly!