I’m back! Yay! How’s everyone been? Happy new year (I know it’s late) Shout outs and a million hugs to everyone who checked up on me, Lue, Che, NIL, Priscy, Da Injurer, 9jas great, Didi, Hazel and Rhapsody…i love you guys. My vacation was everything I hoped it would be and more. I wasn’t home, internet was poor and I could not blog on my phone. (Please if you know how to blog on bb, holler). I also tried to keep up with posts and comment on them but blogger was on my case. I was able to read some and comment while some pages turned blank. I could also comment on some but others gave me all sorts of errors including ‘error 404’ :-(
I was stupefied when I woke up on the 1st of Jan and heard the news and in the days that followed, I went through a lot of emotions ranging from outrage, anger, surprise, elation, hope then frustration. It really pained me that i was unable to join the GEJ bloggers Protest against dear Mr. President GEJ and his crew. TUC/NLC also killed me but I guess it’s all been said and I would not bore you further. During the strike, the loudest and clearest message that hit me was: We can be United and that made me happiest. To watch Nigerians from all walks of life come together was beautiful. We will continue to occupy.
I also read something and I thought to share:
When you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount and get a different horse. However, in government and corporate Africa, more advanced strategies are often employed, such as:
1. Buying a stronger whip.
2. Changing riders.
3. Appointing a committee to study the horse.
4. Arranging to visit other countries to see how other cultures ride dead horses.
5. Lowering the standards so that the dead horse can be included.
6. Doing a productivity study to see if lighter riders would improve the dead horse's performance.
7. Hiring foreign contractors to ride the dead horse.
8. Harnessing several dead horses together to increase speed.
9. Providing additional funding and/or training to increase dead horse's performance.
10. Doing a productivity study to see if lighter riders would improve the dead horse's performance
11. Declaring that as the dead horse does not have to be fed, it is less costly, carries lower overheads and therefore contributes substantially more to the bottom line of the economy than do some other horses.
12. Rewriting the expected performance requirements for all horses.
13. Promoting the dead horse so that some other horse does the job on its behalf
14. Reclassifying the dead horse as 'living impaired'.
Welcome to Nigeria. Hopefully, we do not continue with this insane trend.
Like Sam Cooke sang, change is gonna come. Have a prosperous year, subsidy removal or not. And to my new followers, welcome on board my
ship fun space. I’ll be back with vacation gist. Thankfully, there was no
juvie in the picture #wink