All I want for Christmas is a piece of that cake

Friday, December 07, 2018

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Dear Editor,

I am a grown man now, but I still have childish desires. I still relish the ideas of birthday hats, with balloons, trinkets, starlights and, most of all, a huge black forest cake. I love cakes, especially those big, sweet chocolate ones with many candles.

Nowadays cakes come in various shapes, sizes, textures, and tastes, but I have never eaten one costing $128,000 (US$1000). Wow! That must've been huge and lined with bronze, silver and golden fillings and trimmings. Those ingredients might have come from the Middle East and soaked in special wines for centuries. I can just imagine the cost of shipping and handling.

Whilst our politicians feast on these cakes, our poor and most vulnerable die of the lack of the basic necessities. The rich have certainly smothered themselves in the taxes of the poor and continually appeal to satisfy their glut.

Oh, how Petrojam, under the leadership of the youthful and exuberant doctor, wasted the country's wealth. And no one has admitting to an iota of any wrongdoing or is he set to face any consequences – inconceivable! Contrastingly, the poor will pick a few ackees to satisfy his needs and then be dragged before the courts in shame.

We are less than 20 days away from Christmas and I trust Santa will grant me my wishes. In these prosperous time, money 'a run like dirt', and it would be unfair not to get what I want. Please, Santa, all I need for Christmas is the assurance that our political representatives will desist from wasting taxpayers' funds and will ultimately face the consequences of their actions.

All I want for Christmas is a slice of that gold-filling cake, topped with cherries and whipped cream.

Everton Tyndale

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