Chris Haughton

London, UK

My friend, Safia, runs the fair trade company People Tree. On one of her speaking engagements she was to meet the Dalai Lama. She thought it would be good to give him a gift of some kind. She wanted to give him some nice fair trade People Tree clothes but as the Dalai Lama only wears gowns it seemed inappropriate. She thought about it and eventually decided to give him some nice organic cotton boxers as it was something he could wear under his gown. When they finally met, he was much bigger than she imagined and the boxers that she had gift wrapped were only a small size. She quickly had to swap them for a larger size. I was given the Dalai Lama’s boxer shorts. They were my favourite pair of underwear.

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