Scanning Facebook this evening I came across this entry posted to my friend’s wall. We’ll call my friend, a non-Cuban, “Joe” and his friend who tagged him on the post we’ll call “Rita”. All names have been changed to protect the guilty.
Rita (posting on Joe’s wall): Sooooo Excited!!!! We are off to Cuba today!!! Can’t help but think back on our PC trip to Russia so many years ago!!! A Communist country without Joe will be a new experience!!! I will think of you Joe every time a see a hanger!!!
Then the responses started coming in. Here’s a sampling of the comments.
Pat: Have fun!!!!
Martha: See you soon!
Rita: YAY!!!! Can’t wait for the Tropicana to celebrate your birthday!!!!!! xoxo
Linda: I so want to go there. Please let me know how your trip is. ENJOY, you lucky lady.
Samantha: You will love Cuba! It’s an amazing place. I spent time in Havana and Santa Clara in 2002-2004. Be safe and enjoy.
Amanda: Have fun and be careful! 😉
Lisa: Very cool!
Donna: Have fun !! Take lots of pics for my Mom and Dad …
Lilly: ENJOY!!! Can’t wait to hear about it!!!!!
Jeannie: Have Fun!!!!!
Cal: One box of Monte Cristo no.2’s please?
Jill: Have fun !!
Edna: Have fun!
Charlie: Have fun you guys…..send pics
Daniel: Enjoy Rita and bring back some cigars for Bob and the crew lol have fun
Tara: Have fun! Adios. Hopefully you won’t have to fashion your own vessel to return to the states like the locals do!
Yes, Rita and her friends are doing the important work of aiding the internal opposition in the totalitarian dictatorship of Cuba. They’ll be doing it at the Tropicana and other tourist hotspots across the island I’m sure.
In other news, Oswaldo Paya, the Cuban dissident, is still dead.