Archive for April, 2009
A fruitful day of voting to all of you voting in the Western Provincial elections today!
Just make sure you know who you’re voting for, what symbol to vote and wear your glasses!
A few years back a friend of mine listened intently to my impassioned speech on why the JHU should be voted into power. Entirely missing the sarcasm and irony in said speech, she went to the booth firmly convinced that she should vote for them. Unfortunately, not having worn her spectacles the young lady ended up voting for the “Pol Gediya” (Coconut) instead of the “Hak Gediya” (Conch Shell) – something that went unrealised until she overheard an old lady talking about how the two are incredibly similar on the ballot.
Ah well, at least that party got another vote.
Isn’t democracy a wonderful thing?
Years ago, firecrackers were lit to chase away evil spirits.
Today, firecrackers are lit to herald the arrival of politicians.
The irony of it all…