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Never The Less: Living in two different worlds
By Eric Lewis
So wait, I see that Barbados credit rating get downgrade again and although I aint no financial guru, I know that it can’t be good news, especially when you hearing that we just about at junk status.
It aint surprising to me though, cause my wife did long ago downgrade my wallet and my salary to junk status too, so it was just a matter of time before the international credit agency Standard & Poor’s did hit lil Bim again.
But anyhow, from time to time I like to check out the big fellas with money and see how them does percolate with it. For instance, you does be home with two bills in your hands, scratching your head and pulling out your hair trying to work out how you gine get them paid without resorting to a gun and a mask and robbing a bank, then you does turn on the TV and hear that a millionaire man somewhere bout the world buy a potato chip that look like Jesus for a million dollars; or buy a painting that look like the neighbour five-year-old son draw for ten million dollars.
If you doubt what I saying, go to the internet and Google “The Scream” – a piece of art by Edvard Munch. That painting was sold for 119 million US dollars, and the thing look like something my daughter draw when she was in nursery school.
Seriously, you does be in the supermarket with a list (cause I notice that people gone back writing lists with the approximate prices at the side so them wouldn’t get embarrass at the cash register), and you measuring every cent, then you does open the newspaper the next day and read bout some heavy rollers who went partying and did drinking champagne and wine at ten thousand dollars a bottle. Them drinking wine that cost ten thousand dollars a bottle, but meanwhile you in the supermarket putting back the orange juice on the shelf cause it gone up by ten cents.
I know you know what I talking bout. You got your lil old car there, held together by rust and dust and hoping some day to get some money so you could either repair it or buy a second hand one, then you would hear bout a fella somewhere just buy the latest sports car that cost a arm and a leg. On top of that, he got 50 more cars parked in a garage home that all he does do is come out and admire them.
Yes, them fellas with money does do as them like, them only got to hear that so and so drink out of a certain cup the night he died, next minute the same cup that was only worth $2 get sell for half million.
Meanwhile, you still at home with them two bills staring at you, but turn on the TV to hear how a man buy a lock of singer Justin Bieber’s hair for forty thousand US dollars. All I does could do is laugh when I see them things. See ya.