These are hardly the best of times for the Nationalist Party, but a few laughs can still go a long way.
Gżira councillor Jeremy Cardona attempted to lighten the mood yesterday by sharing a particularly embarrassing story about when he visited a household in his hometown on one of his first house visits.
“I had braces back then and they offered me tea and ricotta pie, and wouldn’t take no for an answer,” he said on a NET discussion programme. “I couldn’t eat properly with my braces on and I couldn’t remove my braces so I tried to eat it slowly. At one point during our conversation, a piece of ricotta pie fell out of my mouth and into his tea.”
“The man didn’t notice, so I tried to conceal what happened and turned my face away as though I was on the phone.”
“When he turned round to give me the tea, he saw something white on the floor and I thought the game was up.”
“Then he turned to give me the tea and saw something white on the floor and I thought the game was up, but the man looked up at the ceiling and said that the lime water was leaking!”
A cringeworthy story, to be sure, but it certainly cheered up NET’s presenters and panelists, allowing them to – at least momentarily – put their party’s current woes behind them.