[TUHS] Turban colours (was: Fun experiences with old mainframes (was Early non-Unix filesystems?)

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at lemis.com
Fri Mar 25 07:10:30 AEST 2016

On Thursday, 24 March 2016 at  8:10:15 -0400, John Cowan wrote:
> Greg 'groggy' Lehey scripsit:
>> He arrived at the Causeway in Johore Bahru with his nice red turban
>> on.  And the immigration official was a Sikh!  With a blue turban.  He
>> said "what are you doing with a red turban?  Today's a blue turban
>> day!".
> (Just for the record, the remark itself was the trap:  there are no
> turban colors associated with particular days.  Blue is associated
> with learning, red with celebrations such as weddings.)

Thanks.  Yes, we also had serious doubts.  We thought of at least two
scenarios: first, that the whole story was a joke, and secondly that
the immigration official smelt a rat when he saw somebody clean-shaven
wearing a turban.  I had many Sikh friends at the time, and I'm sure I
would have asked one of them, but I don't recall the answer.

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