SPAIN: Shocking Changes

"Why is it," asked Madrid's influential royalist newspaper A.B.C., "that all over the world people get up early, work straight through the day. knock off work late in the afternoon and are in bed by midnight−except in Spain?"

The answer, as any good Spaniard knows, is that the rest of the world is mad. The leisurely Spanish have evolved a daily schedule that amounts to a happy truce with the business of earning a living. Spanish morning begins at 10 a.m., noon comes at 2 p.m. and early afternoon at 4:30 p.m. No Spaniard who is anyone goes...

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