Ahmed once asked “What is the significance of the red carpet? Why do only some people get it?"
“Some say it is a sign of merit,” said his father, “but in Sardinia they lay it in the streets at New Year to stop the bottles of champagne breaking. Others say it is to keep the shoes of the famous clean, so they are not in the gutter like us.
But even others say the red carpet symbolises the blood they have spilt to gain fame, or in the case of women, the lipstick they have used to allure men.”