Latest CNNGo.com "Say What? with mrbrown" column: On dealing with missing pots and flower garlands during election time
You can tell the elections are coming from the status messages you see on Facebook.
Like this one from my friend about a recent visit from a Member of Parliament (MP):
"AHHHH!!! SOME MP GUY WANTS TO VISIT AND SOME FELLA CLEARED MY POTS!!!!!!!!!!! HOW ARE THEY GONNA WIN VOTES LIKE THAT??? SEVERELY IRRITATED!"
Yes, in all caps.
Apparently, the local grassroots supporters, in their enthusiasm to clear the path for the ruling party candidate to do their house-to-house visits, took away her large collection of potted plants along the common corridor of her flat.
It seems they thought it unsightly.
Her subsequent comments under that Facebook status were also in caps. This coming from someone who says she actually likes the People's Action Party. I think it is now in the past tense. (cont'd)