Grateful but confused Syrians say national flags painted on bombs would make it easier to work out which liberating power to thank.
“We just can’t keep up with all the different countries that are sharing their bombs with us. It’s like when you don’t save the little cards on present wrapping-paper” said multiple bomb recipient Hamza Ali.
“A flag painted on the bomb would make it so much easier. Perhaps even design them so they whistle your national anthem as they help clear away our superfluous hospitals and schools.”
Ali and his friends said once they worked out all the countries involved, they will send them notes saying ‘thank you for your thoughtful gift of some bombs, they were exactly what we needed’.
“If we can’t work out who they’re from, we’ll just have to write ‘thanks for your thoughtful gift’ to everyone, which won’t look as if we’ve put much thought into it.”
“We just hope the countries remember what they gave us, so we don’t get the same gift for Christmas” said Ali.
Prime Minister Theresa May cautiously welcomed the suggestion, saying: “We’d better get a bloody thank-you card… and remember, it is very bad form to re-gift.”