On the 26th of May, 2018, Guyanese performed their 52nd Annual Flag Raising Ceremony to usher in the celebration of Independence day.
My friend Jelissa texted me via Facebook Messenger.
Jelissa: You going flag raising tonight?
Me: Not sure. What’s so exciting about raising a flag? Lol.
Jelissa: Just asking if you going.
Me. Lol. I doubt it.
Jelissa: Nothing exciting about raising a flag.
Jelissa: Plus the place wet and dirty.
Me: If they hadn’t raised that flag, we’d all have British and Canadian visas. Hahaha. Now we’re stuck in this rut.
Jelissa. Dying with laughter. Oh Patrick. Very funny.
Me: Ruled by descendants of slavery. Hahaha.
Jelissa: Lmao. Oh boi I’m out of here.
Me: Lol. It’s true though. Hahaha.
Jelissa: Tell them that.
Me: Yes, I’ll write an article about it.
Jelissa: You have to give a speech at the flag raising ceremony. 😀
Me: Lol. I’ll give that same speech.
Jelissa. Rolling on the floor laughing.
Jelissa: Someone not shoot you?
Me. It’s free speech. But then the truth hurts. Lol.
Jelissa: Yes. The truth hurts.