Second Friday of October in many countries is marked as the World Day of Eggs - a holiday for all lovers of eggnog, fried eggs and omelets. Correspondent of 24.kg news agency couldn't pass by this significant date.
In 1996, at a conference in Austria the International Egg Commission (such exists, it turns out) insisted on celebrating the Day of the eggs, arguing the fact that there are many reasons to celebrate the date, and eggs producing countries gladly responded and supported the initiative.
We won't talk about usefulness of a valuable product, we only recall that the egg is rich in a variety of essential body nutrients, vitamins and minerals as well as antioxidants, which protect from many diseases and don't raise cholesterol levels. In general, benefit only.
Each in his own way
Each country celebrates this day in their own way, but the mandatory ritual is eating the product, and in any form - from raw to baked, prepared for all sorts of recipes, and even in the form of egg stew.
Inventors Americans arrange days of the giant omelet. Austrians launch a balloon, which pleases Viennese and tourists over a month and reminds them of the usefulness and the taste of the product. Residents of the island of Mauritius combined celebration to support the poor: preparing huge omelets of 10,000 eggs and divided them among the poor. New Zealand chefs celebrate, competing in speed cooking omelets, and revenues from competition give to local hospitals.
Each according to his deserts
Day of eggs was also celebrated in Kyrgyzstan. Long before thescheduled date and in a very peculiar way, hitting the top news once again. Residents of the southern region threw eggs at members of the parliamentary group of "democrats" Ravshan Zheenbekov and Omurbek Abdyrakhmanov, when they intended to meet with their constituents. As people say, those who are happy to the holiday are drunk in advance...
Resentment and indignation of the profane and the yolk protein deputies was so strong that the disturbing issue of banning the import of lacy lingerie in the country went by the wayside. Elected officials have begun to discuss the incident. "The persecution of opposition members are continuing!" Ravshan Zheenbekov said on one of the parliamentary sessions.
He complained to colleagues that a group of women hired by women riot police and athletic thugs were involved in "special operation", and prevented them to voice concept development.
"Wherever we went in Osh, they followed us in minivans everywhere. Authorities began persecution of the opposition, as it was under Bakiyev," Ravshan Zheenbekov outraged, citing Tyup events of 2007, when the opposition also came under egg fire. The deputy demanded the government to analize the incident.
The deputy of the Social Democratic Party Akylbek Sultanov noted that the population of Osh city is unable to voluntarily throw eggs at parliamentarians. According to him, the "third forces" contributed to it. That's it. Most likely, exactly "third forces" are responsible for the absence of gas in the region.
"As soon as the incident occurred in Osh, we started an investigation. So we're not standing idle," the Parliamentary Speaker Asylbek Zheenbekov supported the Democrats.
The government immediately responded, imbued by what had happened, solemnly promising to hold its investigation and submit findings to lawmakers.
Generally, of course, the topics, discussed by people's deputies, just strike. One gets the strong feeling that someone regularly makes experiments over MPs, generously spraying something psychotropic in boardrooms.
For example, discussing the candidate for the post of Minister of Culture, for some reason the deputies discuss unsightly appearance of the capital. In all seriousness the parliamentarians speculate on how the Minister of Culture is going to solve the problem of shortage of garbage cans and wean citizens from spitting in public.
Or, for example, straight from the tin: one of the victims of a ruthless war egg, Omurbek Abdyrakhmanov, demanded in the parliament the explanation from the head of the Road Patrol Service Talantbek Isaev, who said earlier that deputies give their KG-plate numbers to mistresses.
"If it is indeed real, then let him explain who give their plate numbers to mistresses. If it is not so, then let him leave the post voluntarily. We need to listen to him," he said.
The situation is painfully reminiscent of a political pamphlet of the great English writer Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver's Travels". Remember how in the country of Lilliput the emperor issued a decree that the eggs can be split only with the sharp end, and those, who disobeys, would face death penalty?
All the dissatisfied with this decree rose in rebellion that eventually grew into a religious war between Lilliput and Blefuscu.
However, such a war doesn't threaten us. After all, we have very few people, who read books, and thus will not learn bad things.
Gift is not far off...
When the south of the country lives without gas for six months, and water level in Toktogul reservoir is approaching a critical point, when rallies against illegal cutting off three phase electricity continue in the regions and the government can not clearly tell how we will survive in winter, when here and there the banned religious organizations representatives are revealed, and experts are sounding alarm in connection with withdrawal of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, when prices of food and fuel have been steadily growing, when pensions and public sector wages are hopelessly behind this rate, there is a desire to take all... involved in conversations, who are not worth a damn, and "congratulate" them with all heart, wishing: "Come on, snap to it, guys, finally!"
Would it help? It is known that "a man who has not been flogged is not educated".