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Glass stomachs and other weird stuff

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Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones, thus goes the old adage.

I pondered the other day, piqued by the poor dietary regimes Zimbabweans have been forced to endure as their nourishment, what if we had glass stomachs? Surely we would all know who is eating what, and the haughty types in the neighbourhood would learn to eat humble pie. The pun is intended. Teachers would not be asking toddlers what they had for breakfast. They would just call the pupils to stand in from of the class, unbutton their shirts and blouses, and there you have it for all to see. You wouldn’t lie anymore about bacon and eggs, rice and chicken and all those African favourites. It would be stuff sci-fi is made of. But seriously, during these trying times, all are known to be eating – if at all – food they would not like the next guy to know that is what they had for breakfast, lunch or supper. If we had glass stomachs, many of us would have turned into recluses, hiding away from the cruel eyes of our neighbours because if we had glass stomachs, the Creator would probably have had it such that we do not wear shirts! But then perhaps one would brave those eyes well knowing that many stomachs are either empty or have all sorts of weird stuff masquerading as nourishment!

God bless the Zimbabwean people during these cruel times.

2 comments to “Glass stomachs and other weird stuff”

  1. Comment by Kaiser Wilhelm:

    Don’t need glass stomachs – just look at the people. Some still waddle, well fed out of the gravy train. Personally I have lost 5kgs this year (down from 60kgs to 55kgs). I Never complain that the food that is presented once a day is not enough, prefering to keep extra for the children as school lunches etc as they need it more than I do.

  2. Comment by Chamunorwa Makaitei:

    It is unfortunate that whilst the population wallows in poverty, death and sickness, the political elite can afford to luxuriate in conspicous wealth.The extremes of deprivation that we are currently experienceing in the country are deeply dehumanising, they have robbed us f the dignity of being human.

    Arguments on human rights abuses in Zimbabwe have concentrated on politcal violence and murders perpetrated by ZANU PF, yet every piece of this murderous system reeks of these abuses, we have been deprived of the right to health, education, clothing, shelter, food,transport, basically of the right to life, by a gerontocratic dictatorship.

    We have gone beyond the stage were dictators use anti imperialistic rhetoric to justify their looting, the suffering they are putting the people through.I