The Wisdom of the Stomach

From Welcome to Asmarino Independent. Sat Dec 8 2012, 19:02:39

There were these heavenly testing cakes served on silver platter in a "regional party". Both Eritreans and Ethiopians were invited to this "All the cakes you can eat" party. But there was one serious problem: the "cookie cutters" that cut the cakes into "serving portions" did it in various shapes that look like the maps of Ethiopia, Eritrea, Amhara, Tigray, Somali, Afar, etc. Of course, it was all done in the spirit of regional brotherhood ... But given such a visual and tactile pressure on the guests to ignore the non-patriotic callings of their stomach, you can easily imagine how wrong the party went, with many guests stoically refusing to eat some cakes or taking malicious bites of particular shaped cakes for various "nationalistic" reasons.

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