...Then the ugly truth came out

I am sure you've heard the popular proverb that a drunken man's words are a sober man's thoughts. Well this is the case with Hilton Sandy. The only difference is that he was intoxicated by the high-spirited air or "overwhelmed by the exuberant atmosphere" at the last meeting—same thing.

Intoxication is not just limited to substances, it is open to anything that can influence, stupefy, excite and overwhelm one's physiological state, like a good-looking woman in the shortest shorts, the fragrance of your favourite perfume/cologne or an energetic crowd. Whatever floats your boat (no pun intended).

We tend to get carried away under this "intoxication" and then the ugly truths come spraying out. Sometimes it's entertaining, but sometimes it's disastrous, like Mr Sandy's statement. But it happens to all of us, including myself, but I am not running for candidacy.

I find it both entertaining, watching the People's National Movement (PNM) scamper around doing damage control and disastrous as now the PNM/Tobago House of Assembly "ship" is slowly sinking. Tick-tock, elections coming up, take Tobago to the top! (Again, no pun intended.)

Allan Hewitt


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