Saturday, September 25, 2010

Shattered Dreams.....

Gazing rapturously at my reflection in the mirror
I felt I would take a chance
And look him straight in the eye
As I express my feelings
With an ease beyond description

I unexpectedly drop by
To surprise him and declare
My everlasting love to him
And I how I envision us

So delighted I was to be there
That I stupidly failed to hear
The moans and cries of passion
Till I was at his door

Take it easy, Take it easy
Was all the gruff and panting voice
Of the one I thought I knew
Was saying to his partner in the act

At least I have my pride
So away I walked, quietly
But as I left
I prayed for sounds of thunder
To mask the the sound of my heart breaking.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Home Based Enterprises’ Ridiculous Pricing.

Yesterday evening I decided to prepare some jollof rice for work today since, getting a decent meal at Botwe can be a problem sometimes. So, I send the houseboy to buy a can of Exeter corned beef and the two bottles of Malta Guiness that my Mom requested for with a crisp GH¢10 note.

The guy comes back 5 minutes later and says that the corned beef was being sold for GH¢6. What? These people added GH¢2 to the market selling price (GH¢4) as their profit. I quickly told him to send the corned beef back for a REFUND. That was when my Mom gave me the details of the Home Based Enterprises’ (HBE) Price List.


Item Market Price HBE Price
A tin of Milo GH¢4.50 GH¢5.50
Exeter Corned Beef (Small) GH¢2.00 GH¢4.00
Exeter Corned Beef (Big) GH¢4.00 GH¢6.00
Easy On Spray Starch GH¢3.00 GH¢3.50


The list is endless but I can’t remember most of the prices so I will leave it at that. The most annoying part is when these people try to sell a GH¢2 MTN recharge card for GH¢2.10. Can you imagine? Their hunger for profit has lead to all sorts of bizarre pricing methods. 

If this is for fixed measures, imagine what happens when the items being sold are perishables. Ha! Whatever you do, don’t try buying tomatoes, onion, unripe plantain or even charcoal from these people. Trust me on this one…..

What about you? Had any experiences such as this? Please Share..

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Pastors Who Spread Hatred.......

While venting out all my frustrations on the treadmill, I happened to see a news item on Sky News that talked about the plans of one Reverend Terry Jones to burn several hundred copies of the koran on the 9th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. And here I was thinking things couldn't get any scarier in the world.

"Has this man lost his mind?" was the first question I asked my Dad. Talk about spreading hatred instead of love. Seriously, has this man even considered the danger he is putting American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan into? Does the word FORGIVENESS not exist in his Bible?

Why add more fuel to a fire whose licking flames are looking innocent victims to prey on? We need to pray for an intervention before something worse happens.

And someone should take that ignorant not-thinking-straight imbecile to a shrink!


Related Posts with Thumbnails