Egypt’s newly-ousted President Hosni Mubarak has sent a postcard home, saying he’s enjoying his holiday. He and his wife have met up with another couple, Tunisia’s recently-toppled President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali and his missus in the holiday resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, and the four off them are having a great time.
‘Last night, we amused ourselves with a role-playing game, Military Dictator II, which we found in a cupboard in the self-catering holiday apartment,’ writes Mubarak, ‘which was great fun until the local diet left both me and Ben Ali suffering from the runs.’
The two men have been taking it in turns to use the only toilet in the flat, while the other one sits outside banging on the door until the incumbent legs it out the window.
Mrs Mubarak, however, is not so happy with the facilities, particularly struggling to wash and dry her husband’s trousers. ‘The spin-dryer doesn’t seem to be working properly,’ she wrote on the postcard, although Mubarak quickly added a footnote that ‘one revolution per fortnight is enough.’