If you were having coffee with me, I would be glad you came along, we would be on a 5 hour road trip from Bulawayo to Harare. We wouldn’t even be having coffee or any other beverages for that matter because trying to cut down on bathroom breaks. Eating bananas helps reduce the need for a toilet break, because the digestion of bananas uses up a lot water and you are welcome for that tip.
There would be no bread with the coffee we are not having because the recent bread price hike has elevated bread into the luxury realm and some of us can no longer afford it.
I saw tweet about how:
“There is no such thing as a product that’s too expensive, if you cant afford something then you are not the target market…”
I guess some of us are not the bread target market, its crazy how my list of needs is slowly decreasing as my wants increase, acting my nonexistant wage in this mickey mouse economy of ours where prices triple and yet “stay the same”
If you were having coffee with me I would tell you I hope your visit is unlike a single serving friend, someone you meet once then never again, a fellow hitchhiker on a roadtrip, a passenger in an adjacent seat on a plane, bus or even train and for the duration of the journey you are friends, like those single serving packages, a tiny bit of lotion, shampoo and conditioner for just one bath, a teabag, or coffee sachet for exactly one cup of tea…
This is me saying I hope you keep coming back, so I don’t go crazy talking to myself in my head, over a virtual cup of coffee… Speaking of those single serving hotel packages what on earth do you with all those pillows that they pile up the bed, please send help.
If you were having coffee with me I would tell you that I am coming from a Blogging For Accountability Workshop a collaboration between Afrobloggers and The Municipal Review which resulted from the Connect.Hubs Project. The aim of Blogging For Accountability is to get bloggers to hold local government and the municipality accountable for the state of our cities and create an accessible platform for dialogue and engagement.
I was one of the facilitators of the workshop and my presentation was on Blogging, the basics whats a blog, what can you do with one an how to support fellow bloggers
The were various other presentations from Social Media Etiquette, PR & Accountability to even a session addressed by one of the local councilors showing their commitment to being part of the process. I’ll have a follow up post specifically about the workshop.
If you were having coffee with me I would tell you that the workshop happened on our independence and between one of the sessions the MC asked if anyone in the room had written anything about Zimbabwe at 39, not a single hand went up…
I thought I was the only one who was struggling with writing a post to celebrate our independence; they call my generation the born free generation, but looking around at the ever rising price tags and the chaos festering beneath the surface, I wonder what exactly it means to be born free…
If you were having coffee with me I would ask you if you saw the full moon, its spectacular when you are on the open road. Did you know Easter is celebrated on the Sunday immediately after the Paschal or Passover Full Moon (the first full moon after March 20 the vernal equinox) Plans are afoot to have Easter observed on the second Sunday of April but for now, it based on astronomical and mathematical calculations.
Easter comes with compliments from Judas for betraying the late JC for 30 pieces of silver to death by crucifixion on the big T and on the third day He Rose. I must confess I sometimes feel Judas is such a misunderstood disciple, if it was meant to be then the betrayal was part of the script and what happened, happened, and could not have happened any other way.
Speaking on death and resurrection it seems the man who died and was resurrected by a pastor in the controversial resurrection debacle which was called out by most as a hoax has died but for real this time, if it was God’s case, then there can be no further appeal.
Happy Easter and have an awesome week
PS One of the best things about events like this is meeting up with people we only know as usernames and social media handles…. apparently I am good people but dont take my word for it.