Italy: A Matter of Blood

Any normal week brings into focus a number of incidents—always violent, usually passionate, and rarely predictable—in that most cinematic of existences, Life—Italian Style. A few recent examples:

> Tooling toward Rome, a truck driver from the town of Poggibonsi suddenly realizes he has forgotten his driver's license. Che male fortuna, it's in his pants pocket at home. So he whirls the truck around and heads back. When he rings the doorbell, his wife leans out the window. "What's wrong, mio caro?" she asks sweetly. "I forgot my license." "Wait, I'll throw it down to you," she chirps. Back on...

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