By KES Lewis
If I were you and I were Vincentian, I would have, for sure, trusted the science, especially the science about little-known viruses that no one knows about. And when they say that they don’t know anything about it and tell you that what they say about it is more valid than what you say about it, I would have trusted the science. Science knows everything and is never wrong. Right?
If I were you and I were Vincentian, I would have, for sure, paid attention to the writing on the wall — to be honest, any type of writing on any type of material, especially when it gets erased quickly. Because I remember when my teacher in primary school, Ms Warren, erased the blackboard but the imprint of what she wrote was still visible. Yep, I would watch that real hard and give it a long, long meditation.
If I were you and I were a thinking person, I would have started to keep notes of what is happening around me and who is saying what. Yep, I would have started making some serious notes, because people forget and I don’t want to forget.
If I were you and I were Vincentian and a ULP supporter, I would have learnt how to greet a Caesar. As a matter of fact, I would have learnt what “Ave Caesar Morituri te salutant ” means in English. On second thought, skip that last bit about saluting. Know what? With the way things are going now, learn the whole thing.
If I were you and I were a Caesar, I would have avoid the “honourable man” Brutus.
If I were you and I liked soap operas, I would have grabbed my popcorn and gotten a comfortable chair, because for the next few years this political movie is going to be fun watching.
If I were you and I were a medical professional with a business, I would watch carefully our Spanish brothers, especially as their businesses expand and expand and expand.
If I were you and I were a medical professional with a business, I would have begun looking at ways to change how I do business.
As a matter of fact, if I were you and I were Vincentian, I would have started studying what “population displacement” is, how it works and why I should be thinking about it more and more. Yep, I would have given it a long, long meditation.
If I were you and I were a hotel owner or a taxi operator, I would have been glad that Sandals/Beaches is a marketing machine. Airlifts to the island would increase, which means more people, which means more spill-over business.
If I were you and I were a hotel employer, I would have raised the salary of my workers so that I don’t lose them to Sandals/Beaches.
If I were you and I were a hotel owner and employer, I would not have worried about raising my employees’ salary because in three years Vincentians would make up a whopping 11 % of the Sandals/Beaches staff.
If I were you and I knew anything about maths, I would have wondered why 130 stolen avocadoes are valued at $130, but when they are sold the cost goes up.
If I were you and I were a political leader, I would have learnt what it says in the Bible, in Numbers 13:7, to be specific.
As a matter of fact, if I were a leader of any sort, I would have learnt what Numbers 13:7 says.
If I were you, I would have been very grateful for all the good things I have in life, even when things are rough.
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