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Of DV and “Open Sesame!”

Life was going well for the thirtyish couple. He, a highly paid accountant; she, a cosmetic shop owner in the affluent Bole area; a spacious multiple-room villa and a couple of cars.

‘Having a good time’

I’ve a confession to make. I never danced. Yes, NEVER. Ages back friends who tried to pump some dancing sense in me ended up frustrated.

The stars of ‘hope’

It happened sometime back. I was walking in the Piazza area with nothing particular in mind when I came across a lady I know arguing with a street vendor.

Get me a ‘lobbyist’

I must get me a lobbyist. I haven’t yet figured out what exactly he’ll be lobbying about. How about something like, “He is the smartest soul in the country and they are denying him the chance to prove it.

The all-knowing barber

“Hello!” “Hello; it has been a long time since you last came. Where have you been?” “It has been only a month!” “For a haircut, a month is too long.”