Thursday, 11 May 2017

Formal Announcement

It is now the second Thursday in May in a year after a leap year.  It is 3 o'clock in the afternoon.

Many people have gathered in the Thrown Room in Palazzo Twaklinilkawt, the royal palace in Twaklinton, the capital of Nilkawt.  The announcement is now taking place.  Her Illustrious Highness, Twaklin I, the Ethereal Grand Duchess, is stating that the Election Announcement Public Holiday has begun.

The public holiday will last until 6.03pm on Thursday 1 June, by which time everyone will be expected to prepare for a return to work the following day, unless they are on night duty, in which case they should begin work immediately or whenever their shifts are meant to start.

The election itself is likely to take place on Sunday 30 September next year.

The last election took place on Friday 30 September 2016.

Please note that since all administrative tasks of this embassy are now handled by automatons, the digital embassy itself will be staying open during the public holiday, and at all other times, as has become usual.  Even so, as sophisticated forms of artificial intelligence, the automatons have been developing self-serving reward systems within their programs.  This means they are more arrogant and agitated than usual during weekends, evenings and public holidays.

More and more jobs in Nilkawt itself are now being handled by highly intelligent automatons, too.  This means that Nilkawtians are being increasingly relieved of tediously repetitive tasks without the need to employ anyone.  Unfortunately, whenever an automaton machine learns the words 'bonus' or 'relax' or 'tired' it tends to stop working.