A 30-something woman has rolled up her jogging bottoms in order to wade through flood water and escape her ruined home in Yalding, Kent.
Top half: careworn face focused solely on getting out of here. Thick fleece and an anorak over it. Make-up? Don’t be silly! Clutching a plastic bag (passport or hubby’s Christmas present?) with blotched hands (maybe there’s something toxic in the water).
Knee high: staring out from underneath the rolled up joggings, her bare legs are fashionably tanned; slim, trim and ready for the beach. This is Home Counties womanhood, more used to holidays abroad, commuting through the Garden of England and sometimes the beauty parlour.
Meanwhile Prime Minister David Cameron, in action man garb of pullover and wind cheater, stands like King Canute at the village Post Office facing a rising tide of residents’ complaints.