Highest number of longlongs

“Port Moresby has the highest number of longlongs in the world!” my friend uttered suddenly in the back seat of the car.

It may not sound funny but for some reason it was to us that Monday afternoon, and in unison we all burst into loud laughter. We had a really good laugh.

Curious, the driver asked my friend to explain. And my friend said he thinks there are just too many people in Port Moresby who can’t live a day without doing something that goes against normal social order.

Things like spitting buai spittle anywhere one pleases, littering without care, shouting profanities in public, parking awkwardly, driving recklessly in Port Moresby’s narrow and crowded roads, and street fighting by students from different schools.

While he was talking, a passenger (who was in her work clothes) in a bus running alongside us threw out through the window a Coke PET container with betel nut spittle on to the road and my friend abruptly exclaimed; “gosh this is what I’m talking about!”

I pondered over my friend’s remark and thought in a way he was correct. Through either arrogance or ignorance many break simple rules at will and act in ways that make Port Moresby’s streets really filthy and unsafe.

The fact that people continue to do bad despite much public outrage and calls prompts me to think something is wrong with their minds. And my friend might be right after all if we loosely define a longlong as an apparently sane person who continuously does things against anticipated social order and or continuously does wrong without guilt.

Martyn Namorong suggested in his article ‘Attitude Problem’ that politicians have an attitude problem and needs to clean their backyards before pointing figures at the ignorant multitudes. Many of the politicians and high office holders are worst law breakers and are serial offenders. These are people who are supposed to know better, but don’t seem to so they fit the definition of longlongs too.

Port Moresby may not have the highest number of longlongs in the world but certainly it has the highest number of longlongs, educated and uneducated, in Papua New Guinea.

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About febijefwhispers
I love reading and writing poetry!

One Response to Highest number of longlongs

  1. Monpi says:

    Haha! And Mt Hagen comes second!

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