As winter storm looms in the sky of Montreal , the other side of the world braces for a gloomy prospect of war that is brewing up in Korean peninsula. Stock market tanks across the board adding to uncertainty of many workers who remained unemployed. And not enough, this Somali-born naturalized American whose futile attempt to carry on a mass murder only validates the need to harass people at the airport before they can get on the plane.
Avoiding stress, don’t watch the news. Unfortunately, I need it for my work. Good thing the other side of the border has Thanksgiving Day which shifts the focus of major news channels to the luckiest turkey at the White House and recognition of CNN heroes whose individual’s contribution made a lot more impact to promotion of peace and human dignity.
In between red-carpet interviews, CNN flashes a story of young James West from Australia who pleas in YouTube to get invited for Thanksgiving dinner somewhere inUnited States . For mistaken identity, he has been receiving emails for another James West in US for three years. He simply ignores the emails, but this time he replies, “What should I bring?”
“Canned corn,” replied by somebody in Florida .
And that encourages the Australian James to go public and confess his true identity. Does he get invited for Thanksgiving dinner with the Trans family in Florida ? You watch the clips and enjoy.
I think it is an awesome story despite the deepening cynicism among us. I wish that world leaders would learn more to make peace.
And now, it is my turn to plea to Australian James to add me in his Facebook. I can’t make dinner but will definitely serve great Canadian beer.