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"The foreigners have the watches, but the locals have the time."

Pierce on Afghanistan.

I thought Afghanistan was the smart war? Did I not get the memo?

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Submitted by danps on

I first heard it in the mid-90's to characterize informal slowdown strikes during Apartheid. The line back then was "the white man has the watch, but the black man has the time." (Contextualize reading in South African milieu, please.)

Submitted by lambert on

This recent abomination where I copy a headline and then the link, along with "Read more" get silently copied as well, is driving me bonkers. I pasted the "Read more" along with the URL, and of course the browser got confused.