Moving Back to Jamaica

A blog about my Move Back to Jamaica after 20+ years of living in the US. Most of the articles focus on the period from 2005-2009 when the transition was new, and at it's most challenging.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Food for Thought

I don't like protectionist thinking at all, but this gave me food for thought:

Jamaican, John Doe started the day early having set his alarm clock ( MADE IN JAPAN) for 6 a.m.

He put on a dress shirt (MADE IN USA ), designer pants ( MADE IN SINGAPORE), his tie (MADE IN CHINA), his belt (MADE IN BRAZIL) and shoes (MADE IN SPAIN ).

After having cornflakes & pancakes (MADE IN THE U.S.A.) and tea (MADE IN INDIA ) he sat down with his calculator ( MADE IN MEXICO ) to see how much he could afford to spend today.

He got in his car (IMPORTED FROM THE U.S.A.) and continued his search for a good paying JAMAICAN JOB

At the end of yet another discouraging and fruitless day, John decided to relax for a while. He put on his sandals (MADE IN BRAZIL) , his t-shirt (MADE IN USA) , poured himself a glass of wine ( MADE IN FRANCE!) had some banana chips ( MADE IN SOUTH AMERICA) then he stretched out on his lounge chair (MADE IN ENGLAND) as he wondered why he was unable to find a good paying job in JAMAICA.


At 3/10/2007 12:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

simple but to the point....this should be in the gleaner and observer...


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