CAIRO, Egypt - After nearly 30 years together, President Hosni Mubarak and Egypt may be calling it quits. While officials within the regime are not willing to comment, a status message on a popular social networking site might shed light on the inner workings of the only successful African nation.
Nearly two weeks after protesters converged on Tahrir Square to call for his ouster, Mubarak changed his relationship status from “Entrenched” to “It’s Complicated.”
Mubarak’s office failed to return several calls and emails, but the president replied to requests for comment through another social networking site: Twitter.
When asked for comment by The Dime Times, Mubarak tweeted “@thedimetimes: I think it’s time for us to re-evaluate our relationship. I would leave today but I fear that Egypt couldn’t handle life without me.”
With scores of protesters hounding the 82-year-old Mubarak for more information, the Cairo Casanova remains in his compound polishing his mummified “little pharaoh” while casting dispersions upon his naysayers’ “pyramid envy.”
While no one knows for sure what Mubarak will do, it appears that the Hieroglyphs are on the wall and that change is inevitable.