[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
> (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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