Showing posts from May, 2017

Animal Farm

I spent 5hrs  on Saturday, 20th May 2017,trying to register my Airtel sim card at the Jinja office. The 1st hurdle was figuring out which queue to go to,since I'm not a Ugandan. There was a different process for foreigners,  which was never advertised. In the foreigners queue, my application was marked 14&figured, at most it would take 2hrs. Wishful thinking The reason,  Asian &White privilege.  My dears, it's one thing to know it exist ,  it's another to watch it unfold.  1st, the Whites did NOT queue, they went straight to the back office &got registered there.Some Asians also did this.  Some of the Asians would go behind the counter and their applications fast tracked. Others in front of me, in the queue, would receive applications from their counterparts behind &register on their behalf. Forget that the instructions were you had to present your documents yourself to verify identity. The icing on the cake was when one of the management guys cam

Yeey,I did it

I wrote this ↧ on 8th July 2016 and saved it in drafts.It was titled 'It's Time' I came to the shocking realization today that I fear my bosses. This hasn't always been the case, but within the last 3-6 months, they have said and/or done something(s) that has turned the respect I had for them to fear. That was a sobering moment for me. Now onto, what to do about it? Borrowing the Serenity Prayer,is this something I can change?Probably yes,but it'll take a lot of mental and emotional work.And I think the more important question is, how &why did they do that? Do I want to invest my time and energy to figure it out?eeeeehhh, no. Life is short, after all. Then, what can I change? Bosses:-) I'm smiling as I write this; surely, that's the right answer. Let the job hunt begin. Wish me luck. I'm happy to report, 10 months later,I'm 3 weeks into my new job. 10 months­čś▓ you say?Yes, 10 months  and that's a story for another day