Why are third worlders so comfortable sitting, lounging, laying down, or just hanging out on the ground, sans furniture? Every noticed that?
Whether it's Asian Indians squatting under their tunics while they relieve themselves in a train station or Mexican illegals outside the Home Depot, third worlders everywhere seem to have a special affinity for the pavement. And no qualms about getting down on it fast.
Take Muslims for example: for them, the ground is more than just a place to get down and relax, it is actually sacred, um, ground.
Look at this picture :
It's from this article in the New York Times. It shows "Libyan rebel leaders" displaying Qaddafi's final possessions: two hand guns (one gold-plated, nice), two rifles, and a satellite phone.
What is of note is that these particular third worlders, even though wildly enabled by the West in technology and other means, betray their inner Stone-Age wiring by their refusal to bust out a folding card table. No sissy western podium for these muzzies, it's down to the ground they go for this news conference, prayer rugs and all.