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Thursday, 6 September 2012

Progress report...Toto Disappointment

After being initially distraught by today's proceedings, my mom suggested that I gather up the fragments of my brokenness, bitter disappointment,  fear and confusion and, despite my ultra tired state, "push out" to see what could be accomplished.
Meanwhile some uber excited Jehovah's witnesses decided to stop on by with the the good news of salvation or..selling books..or something, chile I don't know!!!!  I was so busy moping and groping that I could not even hear what they were saying.  I didn't entertain them, and then it dawned on me AFTER they'd gone-why yuh neva sell dem yuh toto! (Touch your neigbour, say LATE!)  But nuh worry dat naw ketch mi again. Every Jehovah's witness haffi buy my toto before mi look pan dem Watchtower magazine.  Awoah!
So...I gathered up the fragments, and wearily jumped into mom's vehicle and rode with her into the unknown with two large bags full of toto(for those who aren't aware-toto is a Jamaican pastry made with coconuts, flour, sugar and raisins bearing the texture of a shortcake).
We went to the market to get some produce and got a couple toto sales in, however, I had to sell the products far below my intentional price-look yah-nuh badda come try fi find me inna di market fi get di goods dem cheap!  Dat was an ATYPICAL experience!!! Cho!
Di. people. dem. love.di.toto.  Wha mi seh?  Bwoy star, ting boos' mi confidence.  Moral a di story: yuh ever hear da phrase yah, "every disappointment is an appointment with the Almighty"?  Well, a true!
I broke into a new market-literally and figuratively and met some awesome people.  Now new things are on the horizon *wink**wink*.  No not man ting!  Whappen to unnu, business mi a talk.  Goodness!!!
So mi mek a few sales yes!  I feel positive about the future of the business-see we never have to be hung up on one thing, one idea, one way of doing things.  Disappointments occur to shake us from out of that mold and get us thinking creatively which pushes us into new environments and frees us to be more than we ever knew we could be.  PHILOSOPHY!!!!Touch your neighbour, say DEEP! Aye sah!
Well, there's more coming up so stay tuned.  Mi haffi live it before mi can write it so..patience!
I know you can hardly wait until I come back.  I'll miss y'all too.
Back in a minute!
Wait, wait, before mi go, mi aggo upload one picture of mi toto soon y'hear?
Look out fi it!

3 comments:

  1. All now I ain't tried that toto yet. Why you ain't saturated your friends market, saying "Buy it or I'll kill you"? That's a sales pitch that would work on me :-D

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  2. Yeaaa I agree wit Geoff!!!! I like your writing style, can almost hear you saying all these things. Waiting for the pic & praying! You go girl :)

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  3. What they^ said... And -- thinking about how "Disappointments occur to shake us from out of that mold and get us thinking creatively which pushes us into new environments and frees us to be more than we ever knew we could be" -- touches self...............DEEP!!!

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