The reason I am on this particular post, is not so much as I have something extraordinarily brilliant to write about (I can be brilliant at times). I am just tired, heavy day, and the first thing that comes to mind is my good old after-school primary school days.
Most of you already know that lately I have been living in my yester years. Simply because life then was so pleasant that I want to re-live that for a bit, and don’t anybody go raining on my parade. I know I am all grown-up and as such, I have a responsibility to build the nation. That having been said, today I am re-living my after-school primary school hay days.
Good days those were! I remember school ended at about 4:30 and no it’s not a coincidence. This post comes to me round about that time. You see, what used to happen, we packed our bags at about 4:20, leaving only one book on the desk, mostly for appearances sake, (you have got to love our brilliant little minds), that is, having made sure that the lesson for that evening was not maths. You all know how my maths teacher was. Quite touchy that guy, if you ask me. The reason for packing our bags that early was because we needed to catch the cartoon hour, that came round about 4:45 (correct my times if I am wrong, all ye oldies out there), the station having opened at 4:00, with the national anthem, a prayer, Jacqueline Kamonya (or some other flowery presenter) and a rundown of programs for the evening.
Our work was get into the house, right about when the cartoon hour was commencing. You could not afford to miss cartoon hour, because it meant missing out on the following day’s show and tell. This happened over break, where we discussed the events of He-Man or Sheila or Danger Mouse (insert all those brilliantly done cartoons), and if you did not watch the previous day’s cartoon, then you were better off dead, or hibernating, or pretending you had a bad headache and needed to go home long before break time.
Today? I don’t know what kids discuss. Do they even have break time I wonder? Right now, I have over 6 cartoon channels on my TV, and these are the ones that I have been able to surf to, and it only includes pay TV. On such occasions, I am glad that I am some kind of old timer, and I had such an exciting childhood!