An article in the Times today brought a smile and highlighted the ways people deal with the utter shit they can find themselves in.
Jokes and humour have, through the ages, been used by populations under the boot of despots and tyrants to register a personal protest.
There's no sound more terrifying to a tyrant than a collective snigger.
Here are a couple of jokes making the rounds in Zimbabwe:
What did Zimbabweans do for light before candles?
A policeman stops a motorist and asks for a donation: terrorists have kidnapped Mugabe and vowed to soak him in petrol and set him alight if a ransom isn't paid.
"How much are other people giving?" the motorist asks.
"On average two-three litres"
For more jokes from Zimbabwe go here.
Have a great weekend.