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28.8.11

LIME FLIPTOP DEAL A BUST!!

TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE?... YOU BE THE JUDGE!

LIME HAS A PROMOTION WHERE YOU CAN PURCHASE A FLIPTOP PC (LAPTOP) FOR $17,623 WHEN TAX IS INCLUDED. THIS PROMOTION IS AIMED TO HELP THE LOW INCOME HOUSEHOLDS WITH STUDENTS TO BE A PART OF THE PC OWNING POPULACE IN JAMAICA.

WHAT LIME FAILED TO MENTION IS THAT MICROSOFT OFFICE SUITE IS NOT INCLUDED ON THE MACHINE. EVEN A TECH SAVVY INDIVIDUAL WILL EXPECT THAT THIS PROGRAM IS INCLUDED BEING THAT IT COMES WITH THE WINDOWS 7 OPERATING SYSTEM. NOW ALL STUDENTS UTILIZE MICROSOFT WORD TO WRITE THEIR ESSAYS, ETC. THEY ALSO USE MICROSOFT POWERPOINT TO DESIGN PRESENTATIONS. WHY ISN'T IT INCLUDED LIME?


NOW WE ALL KNOW THAT THE AVERAGE JAMAICAN DOES NOT READ THE FINE PRINTS. WHEN THE INTERESTED PUBLIC ARRIVE INTO THE STORES AND ASK TO PURCHASE A FLIPTOP THE REPLY THAT THEY GET IS THAT THEY NEED TO APPLY FOR AND INSTALL INTERNET SERVICE IN THEIR HOUSEHOLD.

JAH KNOW, LIME GI DI PEOPLE A SIX FI A NINE.

14.8.11

ALWAYS THE SUFFERER

How many Jamaican multi-millionaires you can name that are not politicians nor individuals that are always mentioned in the business news, involved in entertainment and heirs/heiresses? (List them in the comments section)

Now to get where I am coming from. Can a taxi driver who is dedicated to his profession be a millionaire? Damn straight he could be! But can he really be a millionaire if every time a passenger of his pays with Jamaican one dollar coins he aggressively and disrespectfully refuses to take them? To the point of blatantly telling the passenger to pick out the one dollar coins and give him what remained.

I immediately thought about the "Chiney" (Chinese) businessman and how he is regarded by the average Jamaican citizen. If you never know, it is common for them to say that the Chiney man will always have money because you can't owe him. My favourite is when the Chiney man supposedly says "pay me the $5 and owe me $500 because the $5 is the profit".

Seriously people, you have to accept, save and spend any type of currency
no matter the value and you too can be a millionaire.