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Hopibi: Happy New Year!

There was a time when I made New Year’s resolutions and tried to make them last at least for 6-8 months. By and by, my resolutions lasted for barely a month. Nowadays, I find it difficult to stick to my resolutions through New Year’s Day!

So, this year, I tried to be reasonable in crafting resolutions that are doable. I remember, someone said, if you reach for the stars, you might be able to get hold of the moon. But, in this case, that’s not applicable. Making far-fetched resolutions are a sure way of seeing them crumble in no time. So, I’m not going to reach for the stars, nor the moon, not even the nearest streetlamp.

My first resolution for 2020 is to stop calling it ‘2020’ – I’m going to call it 20+, for that’s what it is. The 20th year of the 3rd millennium AD.

My second resolution is to avoid throwing trash at least 20 locations that I normally do – like not flicking supermarket bills and bankcard payment slips into the elevators of malls or leaving behind cola cans and cigare-tte butts in car parks and on the pavement.

My third resolution is to embarrass litterbugs by carrying their litter and walking alongside them in public places.

My fourth resolution is to take photos of careless behaviour of tourists and converting them into public awareness posters to drive home the message.

My fifth resolution is to wait at garbage bins occasionally and offer my services to those who find it difficult to toss their garbage bags into the bin and are lazy enough to leave the trash near the bins.

And lastly, I’m going to visit public places carrying a framed mirror with a slogan above that says ‘That’s What a Litterbugs Looks Like’. You can expect me anytime, anywhere. And you don’t ever want to look into the mirror, do you?

So, here’s wishing you all a ‘Happy New Year 20+!’ Let’s do our bit to keep the 3rd millennium cleaner from this year onwards.