Monday, March 05, 2007

Intruders

As of late, a recent night in Sri Lanka for an ordinary citizen is a rather vulnerable one. Whilst they are watching tv in the night they might have to accomodate some visitors.

Some who are known to them, family, friends, co-workers.

A number of people - slowly becoming the majority, whilst watching the tv, gets a knock at their door in the middle of the night. An armed group of civil clothed men drag a male from the family (the husband, the 17 yr old teenage boy) into a vehicle and leaves. They never hear from them again. There's a high incidence of bodies being discovered in marshes, rivers, beaches etc.

And then, the newest, a tv channel sends their reporters to houses in the middle of the night, requesting entrance to the house with cameras so that they would be able to see what the people are watching - if its a programme on the channel, they then recieve a prize.

So we Sri Lankans are very social:

Any night we can expect either our friends, a gun (our death) or a washing machine (our luck) to call at our front doors requesting entry.

Any other country offers this?

3 comments:

Blublood said...

Holy Shit!!!! I thought america was fucked up? i don't know what to say Rane.....

I try not to live in fear but that is some messed up shyte....

Take it easy girl....

Blublood said...

You scared everyone so bad there just not talking....

Just kidding...

later....

Rane said...

LOl! yeh looks like i scared myself away even! well Im back now le bleu