Shoes, ships, sealing wax, etc

If you saw a copy of the New Vision today, Friday, you may have been impressed to see that the newspaper went all out in expressing support for the cause of Breast Cancer Awareness. 

You may not have been as impressed by the means by which we expressed that support. Said means being yet another example of an idea that sounds good in the boardroom but gets lost along the way and ends up making the word “vomitacious” suddenly spring to hundreds of minds. 

We meant to come out printed on pink coloured paper. But instead we looked like beans and eggs and bad milk on the way back out.  

A friend described it as “pukish.”

But it is still Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and I am glad that the company, and others around us have taken it upon themselves to try and do, say, or wear something that shows some concern about the matter. But that, you know, is only as commendable as it is useful.

And it has to be useful. Now the month is still ongoing, so you have until the last day to learn and know, for example, what the incidence of Breast Cancer in Uganda is, what facilities we have in the country to treat it, what the survival rate is, and what you can do about it. That sort of thing.

In other news, Morris is a Moron. Sheila said so, and she should know. She lived with the idiot for a month.

Here is a quote from the Monitor.

I found him boring. Morris is no Gaetano. He lacks charisma.

She stopped short of saying (or the Monitor reporter just didn’t transcribe that part) that he was the kind of challenged that can’t shit and think at the same time and that is why he spent so long in the can. 

Going face: today was International Eradication Poverty day. There is a day for everything, it seems. Earlier this week, I recall hearing that it was international hand washing day. Hand washing day. There is a guy at work who smells like he hasn’t even have a body washing day all week but let us not digress further.

And here, In honour of IEPDay, some thoughts on poverty eradication: 

The most effective weapon against poverty has always been wealth. So to eradicate poverty, make money, or enable the making of money. Buy Ugandan wherever possible, guys. Support local industries and companies and services as much as you can. 

But don’t buy the shit stuff—let the guys who make shit products go out of business. I mean the good stuff that is made in Uganda.

It’s the weekend and I need to skate. Before I go there are two things: One is an apology for a grevious wrong wrought, that isn’t even my fault.

There was a day a couple of weeks ago when I wrote a thesis about development, and urged that we should emulate Icleand if we wish to develop. Well, Iceland is broke. 

As in last week they were looking at the possibility of declaring bankruptcy AS A NATION.

Now I’m off. I have proggie this weekend. 

18 thoughts on “Shoes, ships, sealing wax, etc

  1. Bambi me I’m stuck on that cute baby! It was hilarious when Iceland became broke. I found it sadly funny. Man, I don’t understand simanyi credit crunch and crash and all those words so I don’t know how Iceland is broke.

  2. So that was the plan? Pink paper? No one, NO ONE outside of that warehouse would have known. I am hahahahahaharing.

    Ohh that’s a cutie.

    I want one … to come and visit me often and leave as soon as (s)he starts to cry.

  3. haha, tumwi, you sound like me when it comes to babies! anyhoo, i work ko with vission but i swear, i did not know it was pink! who was colourblind? the printer or the colour seperators?

  4. Baz, the Bad Idea about the supermarket at the Ntinda Shopping Centre, it was so spot-on! Thank you so much. They treat clients like they are doing them a favor.

    Pink? I thought that was orange!

    Have a blessed week!

  5. baz that pink looked like peach i have seen a rav 4 that looks like that horrible i tell you at least you gave it some thought.as for that article on ntinda shopping mall hope they read it loud.

  6. Those idiots at Quality once asked me to leave my handbag with the security people as I went shopping.

    Cute baby – what was she doing in an office?

  7. @Victoria: I am so sorry! They even what to remain with a piece of paper…..

    Can someone explain why the security man has to scribble (that aint no signature) on receipts?

  8. Go ahead Baz–blog the full version of the supermarket experience…for humour purposes-period.
    I wonder why you would go to those air-conditioned high-priced places yet you can get the same stuff cheaply–in a friendier way in downtown. Sorry folks.

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