Over the past few days I noticed a large amount of activity in the area. Parks were being tended, trees trimmed, benches repaired etc. A magnificent pothole was finally filled in by the gate. (yippee!) Then today on the way out I noticed a HUGE sign welcoming the Prime Minister. Suddenly everything was explained...
It reminded me of when we lived in Bucharest and the Pope came for a visit. The main streets were repaved, burnt out lights were replaced, and the grass was neatly cut.
It really annoys me that everything is only made presentable when someone "important" is making a visit. Shouldn't our neighbourhoods be maintained all year round and not just when a VIP is coming? Why should extraordinary respect be given to any one person when all citizens deserve to be treated with as if they are special?
Okay it bugs me- BUT I am kind of happy the PM is coming. That pothole was driving me crazy!!
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