A petition from a boy named Oswald to his mother to provide him with a list of items to celebrate our day (vacation day) in his school has sparked reactions on social media
What started as a mere petition to a mother has developed into a full-blown mobilisation point with many waiting patiently to see how it all unfolds at a school at Sakaman, Accra.
For many who had their basic education in Ghana, the concept of ‘Our Day’ may not be farfetched as some carried their favourite foods and beverages along to commemorate the end of an academic term.
In what is about to be one of the most sought-after celebrations of this conventional milestone, a Primary 4 pupil, who sought to petition his mother about a list of items, is now the talk of the town.
A twitter user with the name ‘Gambit’ posted a shot of a list of items a son of his working colleague had written.
In the letter dated July 29, 2021, and titled Things to Bring on Our Day, Oswald urges his mother to ”read every tiny note”.
The first item on his list was a request for a ”big coke” for his teacher, Mrs Appiah, and further informed his mother that his teacher had permitted him to bring his iPad to school on Our Day.
For items four, five, and six, he asked his mother for a pack of biscuits and drinks, white chocolate or Easter eggs and a big size Ceres drink, respectively.
Oswald , also included provisions he will need for breakfast and lunch along with a schedule, asking his mother to select from the two options he had listed.
Beneath the letter, the boy explained why he thought he deserved the good treat for the special day.
According to the boy, he performed exceptionally well in his end of term exams and made her proud, urging her not to disappoint him.
The letter was posted by Twitter user, @SmylyThe3rd along with the caption: ”Our Day instructions that my colleague’s son gave to her. The emotional blackmail at the end.”
Our Day instructions that my colleague’s son gave to her. The emotional blackmail at the end 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/VrEuUeQYAW
— Gambit ♠️🐻 (@SmylyThe3rd) July 29, 2021
The post has amassed over 11,000 reactions and more than 1,000 comments as of this publication. Ghanaian artiste, KiDi, real name Dennis Nana Dwamena, has offered to perform at the boy’s school on the vacation day.