If you were having coffee with me, I would welcome you to my corner of the internet where we are stuck in that void between Christmas and New Year when you have no idea what day it is….
Compliments of the festive season. If you read my previous post Coffee With E-thinges I expressed how I wasn’t really feeling the Christmas spirit. I decided perhaps I needed to go out and look for it. I bought myself a Santa hat and embraced the spirit, I was even planning on dressing all Father-Christmas-like… Rasta Santa.
In my quest for the Christmas spirit, I found myself in Africa Unity Square which traditionally has the best Christmas décor in Harare, I was crushed the city fathers hadn’t felt particularly inclined to colour up the gardens with Christmas… Well almost… what they did have a tree which from afar looked like just another Christmas tree but upon closer inspection, things got curiously interesting.
See the whole tree looked like it was sponsored by Pepsi.. Cans of Pepsi were strung up on the tree.
The first word that came to my mind was how this embodied our whole current state of country and the holiday season… TRASH.🚮 Ok that may have been a bit harsh first thought, so I decided to go with hmmm but that is creative, can this count as recycling?♻️🤔🤣
I pondered over how someone would have painstakingly collected these cans from who knows where and strung them up… Upon trying to figure out how the cans were held up I made an interesting discovery that the cans seemed to be unopened and they were hanging by the can pull tab. Wait whaaaat….??
Free Pepsi anyone?
I got close and poked one to check if it really was full of Pepsi… No, it was empty but still unopened. While I was investigating the strange phenomenon a random passerby must have noticed my… interest and offered his two cents “They are sold in Mbare if you want cans like that”
Curiously curious, why would anyone sell empty unopened cans, matter of fact why would anyone want to buy them… If I was criminally inclined, I might buy them and use a syringe to fill up with cool-aid and sell to unsuspecting customers… Buyer beware I guess…
If you were having coffee with me I would tell you that for Christmas Eve I attended King Kandoro’s Comedy Show The Prodigal Son Tour. It’s his first show in Zimbabwe in two years as he has been abroad which was why it was themed around a prodigal son returning.
The show was funny and more than that, it reinforced the perception that sometimes comedians aren’t just being funny, when they are on stage they can make people think and question things around them while also having a dose of the best medicine laughter…
If you were having coffee with me, I would tell you that Christmas was spent in the kitchen and I never got a chance to dress up as Santa but on the whole from what everyone says I definitely served them a Christmas meal…
A pasta with three-tier cheese served with marinated, flame-grilled mixed barbecue, cucumber, onion and tomato salad , conveyed in paper plates.
Bless whoever invented paper plates, because cleaning up would have been another soap opera…. I think the food turned ok even if everyone who ate had to take a post-meal nap 🤣🤣🤣…
How soon after the holidays does one have to start working off the festive calories?
If you were having coffee with me, I would tell you that for the examination classes school opens on the 3rd of January, I guess they are trying to catch up for the time lost due to lockdown but gosh I can’t imagine getting back into an education mindset so soon after the New Year, all the best to these guys… The other classes will open a week later on the tenth of January… Its already back to school drama
So whats going on in your neck? Did you do anything festive?….oh wait do you celebrate Christmas?
Funny enough I didn’t crink Pepsi 🤣🤣🤣
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