Suddenly we were left naked. The clothes, which we proudly wore for so many years, betrayed us. Our flabby bodies showed up, our bellies stuck out and are hung from every side. We quickly grabbed whatever we could find laying around in front of us, in order to cover ourselves, to salvage in any way our beloved image.
Embarrassed before this novel situation, we stood silent and listened to our tailors making innumerable excuses about the situation and our former flatterers mocking us. How were we supposed to defend ourselves? Each one of us sucked his smile out of suspicion, teeth at the ready to bite the one next to him.