Dear Santa, this year I would like to ask for a couple of wishes for Christmas, if possible. I would be a seriously happy boy! To make it easier, I have put it in point form for you.
Can we have less killings over the holidays and let the gangs and criminals take a break from killing each other?
Have a word with these bus drivers, who feel they can stop anywhere to pick up passengers.
Also these silly drivers who don’t know when to dim their bright lights when approaching oncoming traffic!
Can you assist in taking down those horrific billboards along the highway and the roundabouts? Not only are they eyesores, but they are a big distraction for drivers, especially those on the six legged roundabout on Oakes Field!
Could you possibly have a word with these politicians with all of this rhetoric blaming each other for the ills of the country?
Santa, help BPL staff keep the lights on so we can keep our Christmas trees lights on, and also so we don’t have to take any cowboy baths.
Do you think you can give those talk show hosts some time off until next year and play more X-mas music?
Maybe you could twist the arms of those cheapskates who pass the Salvation Army without putting in a few coins, even go further and don’t give them any presents?
Santa, be nice to Rotarians and other service clubs who, all year long, help the less fortunate in our communities.
Santa, please encourage those men who are absent in their children’s lives to become better fathers.
Please look after our policemen; keep them out of harm’s way as they work to keep us safe.
Santa, in your travels throughout New Providence, you might see that bus that transports the prisoners from the courts driving erratically through our streets. Could you slow them down so they don’t injure anyone?
Could you please look after our defense force officers as they patrol our waters, stopping poachers and illegal migrants from entering our shores.
This is a stressful time for some families, with not much to give to each other. Can you help them learn that love is better than any gift?
Also Santa, let the people know they should not spend all their money on stupid gifts that end up in the garbage a few days after Christmas, and let us not forget the real reason we celebrate: the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
I would like to thank all of my readers and friends/family for their support this year and wish all of you a joyful holiday season.
• William Wong is a two-term president of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation and two-term president of the Bahamas Real Estate Association. William Wong is a partner at Darville-Wong Realty. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.