” Party “… A poem written & performed by Big Virge

Well folks, following on from my previous post about Fools and their Foolishness, it’s clear that Brexit’ negotiations may prove to be, a little frosty, from the EU’s perspective, but hey, Theresa May never struck me as a particularly easy woman to have to negotiate with, as she immediately reminded me of a Certain, ” Iron Lady “, by the name of Thatcher….. upon my first sight of her !!!!!!

However, there are party shifts, from members of the public, who of course are individual parties …

…. to possible, European shifts, as elections shine a light on the underlying issues of a Union that, CLEARLY was, (Never Really) …. That Unified …. ???

Or… was it … ?!?

Well, the Party does, “seem to be over”, with regard to Britain and their status amongst their European friends ….

Did I say friends … !?!

I mean …. counterparts of course !!!!

(Maybe not, quite so FRIENDLY, and ” Seem ” … being a very important word, in all the public shenanigans they feed the masses…….)

However, parties of all kinds are taking issue with Mr. Trump and his policies too, as they have been and continue to do, towards Jacob Zuma, and notably now, in Venezuela too …..

Noticing a trend folks ???

Well, Barbados has it’s political issues too, but, the people here, are a little less bothered by them, or again, are they ???

Well, much like the beginning of this poem suggests, i’ve had my fill of pretty much, ALL of these parties and partying now …..

Well, who wants to be the old man in the club eh ….. ?!?

Certainly NOT… Britain anymore, that’s for sure …. LOL ….. !!!!!!

….. and this piece takes a swipe, if a slightly, facetious one, at all these various parties, political or otherwise …..

Take a listen …….

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“April Who ? ” … written & performed by Big Virge

Yes Yes People !!!

Well, i’m back to sharing some thoughts on this crazy world of ours…..

…. from more political wrangles to, Nuclear tests, Brexit of course, the French Election, and North Korean moves to, President Trumps’, first 100 or so days in office, there has been much that could be deemed as foolish, of recent …….

So, as the month of April ends……

It struck me a while ago, that it seems a little unfair to give the burden of encompassing all the Fools on this earth, and their Foolish actions, one day of acknowledgment … being April the 1st ?!?

…. when it’s pretty clear now, that Foolishness runs 24/7, somewhere on this earth, within someones’ movements, actions or behaviour …..

So, this month’s little ditty gets into this day, and the fools of this earth, and suggests that April shouldn’t really have to carry the load, all on her own ……

So, take a listen…..
and don’t feel bad, if you deserve a fools cap …..

We’ve all been there at some time or another …..

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Poetry or Rap ? … Prod by Strat Carter

So folks,

I have Finally achieved one of my goals !

That of … Immortalising …
some of my thoughts and verse
for the world to hear

This is a very cool, calm introduction
to the album …..

Virges’ World …

Music & Verse Vol. 1

Available on Spotify, iTunes …. Blah Blah ….

which, as you get deeper and deeper into,
grows in moods, and styles of tune ….

Poetry has become so much

So here’s what some
of my poetry becomes
with bass and drums

and beats that … Bump …

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Too-ings and Goings …. written by Big Virge 13/02/2017

Yes Yes people ……

So, as I sit here watching horses frolicking with each other, here in Barbados, much has been going on over the last couple of months ….

Well, first and foremostly, my debut album has finally dropped, production from Strat Carter & Anthony Lowhar, and that heavy, vocal lyricism, that is synonymous with the name Big Virge ….

The album is called VIRGES’ WORLD … and is available on an adundance of online platforms, but CD Baby is where it was released first ……

Hip Hop styled, but do not confuse what you hear as being that, nope, this is a SPOKEN WORD Album, just with different paces of speech, it’s Poetry.

So, don’t be dismissing, try and give the ish’ a listen, you might be surprised by what you find resides in this poets mind …..

Fresh, Real, Raw …. and built from my core values of honesty, straight talk, Phat beats, and yes, some offensive lyrics, to those who cannot work with Real Talk…..

….. which leads me to Brexit’ and The Trumpster’……

Well, having just returned from a London trip, I can safely say that Brexit has enforced the British drive to create themselves, a breed of Modern Slave, who clearly are only brave, behind polling cards, that define what resides in their hearts, which would seem to be to conform and follow the political whatevers…. ??? …. who seem to be doing, quite nicely thank you, regardless of what Brexit’ has done to the UK’s economy, and the general way that the country runs.

Movements towards a cashless society, less general dealings with people, and more with computers, and systems driven by technology ……

However, with all this tech, to drive in London, has become the complete opposite of what it once was …. Now you have cameras tracking your every move, 20 mile an hour speed limits, in areas once free for the brave to drive at speed, for fun, or simply to get where you needed to, if your were running a little late ….

Work home work, for most …. chasing that pound, even though it doesn’t get you far, unless you’ve got plenty of them, right about now !!!!!

In the space of a few months, the country has changed dramatically, and as a friend suggested to me, in basically 5 years, the populous of London alone, would seem to have doubled !!!!!

Parking is a complete nightmare, and costs an arm and a leg, with restrictions in place, here, there and everywhere ….. !!!!!

It’s pretty crazy, and looks like being a rough old ride, until this Brexit situation gets resolved !

Mainly because of the apparent cost of being the first to start, what may be a trend of countries exiting, what many claim to be a bureaucratic nightmare, being the EU, and it’s money train of freeloading MP’s & MEP’s, who apparently, have been getting fed like fat cats, for quite some time now !!!!

Figures in the Billions, being thrown around, possibly up to 600 Billion, being touted as the cost for Britain’s departure from the EU !!!

Well, who knows, or really cares …. Brexit’ voters ….. ???

Well, i’d say not, when looking at the basic costs of living in the UK right about now !!!!!

Anyways, it is what it is, but America, well, Donald has started as he suggested he would, creating mayhem, executive orders, that are being revoked by the legal system, and just like England, creating difficulties and concerns for companies, whose employees now, are not sure whether they are coming or going, it’s all good fun ….

Well, maybe not fun, but it certainly is a time of much change and as a friend said to me recently, there is a DISTINCT, change in the wind, and time will definitively tell, where it is, the world is now heading, and if the new US Presidents’ initial movements are anything to go by, the blasé attitudes that many have chosen to exhibit, and live by in recent times, are about to be turned upside down …… or are they ???

Well, Mr. Trump has already seen that he can be stumped by those who surround him, as in, congress, the senate, and the same people who seemed to have given him the job, who, when they rally together, are a force that even he, has to respect and bow to, well so far at least …..

This is all, simple proof of the fact that these Presidents are merely puppets for the world to focus on, while the agendas that have long since been discussed as the next wave of change, are being initiated and mobilised …..

Brexit’ and Trump, are diversions for bigger things to be put into place, in my opinion, like the rise of nationalism, from Europe to the US, and the NOT SO, United, United Kingdom … LMAOL

….. and as I read yesterday, South Africas’ ANC, and rival political factions, like the EFF (Economic Freedom Fighters), are far from finding ways to agree to disagree. There was fighting in the room, as Jacob Zuma attempted to give his, ” State of The Nation ” speech.

Well, how appropriate a title, the, ” State of affairs “, over there, may well be a pre-cursor for much that will occur over the next 18 months or so !!!

Let’s hope not, but hope, like Mr. Obamas … ” Change ” … would seem to have been a ruse, to make people believe that the Political Process, could actually step away from scandal, corruption and war …. and work for the benefit of the masses ….

If Obama did that for you, well, I think you need to wash the sleep out of your eyes and recognise that, as much as we have a larger number of people who are perhaps, less uncomfortable with integration and the rising of one nation, the nationalists like Mr. Trump, and his friends, like Theresa May from the UK, are not about to let that become a trend that will work for Twitter or any other media platform that feeds the masses …..

So indeed, it shall be an interesting 2017, with a great many more ……

Too-ing’s & Goings …….

” Virges’ World ” ….. is available here …..

https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/bigvirge

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…. And … Something Musical, from Inity Fyah … Prod. by Strat Carter

Well what can one say about recent issues of the badge and gun variety eh folks … !!?!!

Well, I really don’t know these days, apart from hypocrisy & over-reaction are INDEED …

ONE HELL OF A DRUG … !!!!
to take the words from Rick James ….

An ambiguous statement from me, about much that sticks very closely to ambiguity

but, to me, it is really quite CLEAR & SIMPLE …

The Po’ Po’ are dealing in a bunch of it, and black folks ….
YUP, you there running with it too, as well as,
receiving THE BRUNT OF IT … !!?!!

A lot of things get said, AFTER … DISTURBING Events … !!!!!!

Rather than ensuring, we, CONSTANTLY, work with things that prevent
unnecessary events & deaths ….

Okay, nuff said.

I gine’ let another man represent, pon’ such subjects, for a sec ….

This is a tune that’ll make you reflect
whilst making you move and nod ya head … !!!!!

Nuff Respek’ to the brothers ….

Inity Fyah & Strat Carter ….

You never know, one day they might do a full project ???

But this fuh’ sure, I think y’all should check ….

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Changes … of scenery, and much much more … written by Big Virge 22/5/2016

Yes Yes folks,

Wow, are these posts becoming more and more infrequent !!!

Well, all for good reason, the system makers and the people who, blindly fall in line, are having quite the time currently !

Trump makes it to become the Republican Nominee for the US Presidency, seemingly now, with the backing of a CERTAIN, David Cameron ….. Any surprises there ???

Well, maybe just a slight one, as his new London Mayor, is none other than Muslim, Sadiq Khan !!!!!

Well, David’s announcement of, let’s say, a level of support for Donald, should make for some, interesting confrontations, with the new London Mayor, who, if i’m not mistaken, should be deemed as quite the security threat, according to all the Islamophobia talkers, thus I guess, the Brexit Klans, sorry, Clans … !!!!!

So, are you one of them ?

Well, good luck with having a Muslim Mayor, this should all make for very interesting times, unless of course, he is a turncoat, which should have Isis, Isil & their buddies plotting some kind of let’s say, disturbance, due to his appointment.

NOT … that i’m suggesting they should do any such thing of course !!!!

I’m just speculating a lil’ bit, if we are to believe the medias’ representation of the Islamic Threat, to peoples safety, across the globe, but especially, in Europe and the US of A right ???

Something doesn’t quite seem to be adding up, but these days, i’m realising, it’s just me !

We’ve recently had some sad losses, well, losses, depending on your point of view. I didn’t get the chance to meet Tony Cozier, the cricket commentator and voice of much that has related to, Radio or TV Commentary, on West Indies cricket, for basically all of my 40 odd years, and then some !!!!!

The one thing I wasn’t aware of, was that he had played for the infamously, racist club of Wanderers, which, leaves me thinking that, the fact that he was white, one can only hope, was not the reason he essentially became the main voice of West Indies Cricket !

Only those who truly knew him, will be able to answer that one. I just hope my thoughts are wrong, as he always seemed to be a decent enough fellow, but hey, White and Bajan, generally, is not such a positive mix, anyway, moving on …….

The biggest loss of the last few though, has to be Prince, say what you like about him, lil’ freak, illuminati puppet, or, whatever you will, but what a musical talent !!!!!

He was as good a live performer as i’ve, EVER seen !!!!!

…. and i’ve seen my fair share !!!

…. and he was just a phenomenally gifted musician, just from the volume of instruments he could play, and the legendary stories of his levels of productivity, let alone creativity, that would seemingly have him working in the studio, having just gigged for a night.

My enduring memory will be from his set of O2 performances, and seeing this diminutive figure come on stage at the afterparty, in a HOODED, Yellow Suit, icon of much, from sexuality, to fashion and sonic arrangement.

A Genius of the music art form, who is already, and i’m sure will be, missed for many many years to come, RIP Sir …. for the work you put in while you were on this earth, you deserve it !!!

Moving on, I have now entered my 46th year of life on earth, which I do, in no small form, give thanks for, however, as said, so much is changing in this world of ours, and as I have said on numerous occasions before, I don’t see too much of it as being progressive, however, this is probably, just me.

Thankfully, my vibes have brought me to the Bajan’ Countryside, in a lovely remote location, essentially, getting me further and further away from people, not that i’m anti-social or anything, but, have become happier to indulge in listening to peoples bullchit’, less and less frequently, as time goes on, because there’s only so much a man’s brain can take, when it operates on planes of logic, thought and common sense, which is clearly, NOT SO COMMON in the majority, sadly !!!

Waking up to a view of the East Coast of Barbados, and a landscape of green, that surrounds, as well as horses, cats, dogs, goats, chickens & a peacock, who happens to be quite the noisy fellow, is indeed, paradise like !!!!!

Especially when, feeling the sea breeze flow through the verandah, where I now do much of my chilling and contemplating, is indeed a blessing that year 46 of my life is glad to have as it’s beginning !

Thus, much that was important to me, is becoming less so, due to the peaceful vibes I now have, as well as the decent people who have embraced having me in their space, which I am very grateful to them for !!!

They are indeed, a rare breed, who are hard to find on this island, but they do exist, and, when receiving such levels of respect and warmth, one can only let peoples’ issues pass you by …..

A very cool place to be, mentally and spiritually, not to mention, the fresh fish that the locals know how to prep, tasty oh yes … VERY TASTY !!!!!

At no time in my life have I ever felt at this much peace, a beautiful thing, which is a change I am happy to embrace, and shall attempt to keep, for as long as is now possible !!!!!

The city and it’s hustle and bustle, is something i’m happy to forego, to make the countryside my home ……

Change …. in this case, is proving so far, to be the catalyst for rest,
and development of more than my bank balance, or, my personal goals, but simply, an aid to retaining my sanity and therefore, my peace of mind.

Stay blessed y’all, and remember, peace of mind is indeed, HARD TO FIND !!!!!

…. but, when you do get some …..

My advice is … Hold onto it for as long as you can !!!!!

The Virge, out of here for now ………

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“Double Standards” … A Poem written by Big Virge 29/11/2013

Yes Yes people ….. !!!

Well, it’s time to get … SERIOUS … once again people !

This subject of … ” Double Standards ” …. could be a book, rather than a poem, but, ya know sometimes, it takes something to happen in life, to inspire such a work, as the one I now post …..

To give you some background to where this has come from …..

A White guy I know, yes that’s right, I said it ….

He is WHITE, was showing himself to be supportive of UKIP / EDL, type ideals, in reference to Englands’, rising Islamophobia, and general distrust of immigrants, unless of course, they’re Aussies, South Africans, or Kiwis, and I don’t mean Maoris or Aborigines either ….

This individual, who used to live behind my London home, upon seeing that I actually take these matters, which of course, encompass British Racism, VERY SERIOUSLY !

…. took it upon himself, after referring to some kind of friendship, we apparently had, which was a figment of his Very, CLEARLY, vivid imagination…………

….. to drop the kind of lines, that, define the hypocrisy, and …

” Double Standards ”

…. that are prevalent in, Far Too Many, White Brits, especially when it comes to their,

” Oh So PRECIOUS ” …. Cun’ …

Ooopps, typo ….. COUNTRY !!!!!!!

…… So, he then took it upon himself, to advise me that he wasn’t aware that I was Englands’ version of Martin Luther King, and that I seemed quite happy to be in England, whilst I could live there & get paid … !!!!!

Well, as I then, quickly, had to explain to him, I would of left long ago, had my mother not needed me, due to my father leaving her, upon finding out that she had Multiple Sclerosis, which, this white boy should of been aware of, due to the …. VERY CLEARLY MARKED … DISABLED PARKING BAY … in front of our home, that he used to walk past, to go for a drink in the pub next to my house !!!!!

He then chose to apologise for his … ” Oversight ” …

TOO LATE !!!

Thus, this poem is, not only, a response to his rather, fast mouth, that clearly opens, before his brain pathways, allow any thought waves to be received !

It’s also a message to everyone, firstly, the black actors, complaining about not getting their trinkets for being, paid liars, by their white, puppet masters ?!?

Now, I know people don’t like to think these things, but logically, what are actors exactly ?

Well, let’s look at slaves, for a sec, shall we ?

They would of been, and in certain cases, still are directed, as to when to do things, and, more importantly, when they could, or should speak right ?

So, exactly how does that differ to having a director, who could quite conceivably, be a black, house negro, dictating his masters wishes, (being Hollywood), to the lesser, black slaves right, (The Actors) ?

So, how does it differ, well today ….

It’s the … LEVEL of PAY, that they now receive, right ……..

Think about it ……

Now, i’m not saying people should stop acting, or, making TV Programmes or films, because I like a good performance, like the next person, however, people need to recognise what they are watching, a person presenting a facade, to make you buy into the act they present, to make you believe, they are something, they are NOT !!!!!

Sound familiar at all people ???

I think it probably does for most of you, from friends, to partners, to politicians, leaders and business associates, and ESPECIALLY ….. ENTERTAINERS, who spend much of their lives, in front of cameras, or, behind microphones !!!!!

So, be they white or black, as Danny DeVito recently said, they all work for a rather, ” Elite Club “, of racists, in a country that has founded itself, on acts of Terrorism, against people of colour, from the moment they, as ……

Wait for it …………….

IMMIGRANTS …. !!!!!!

…. went and STOLE land, to claim for their own, to then, import black slaves, to labour for them, to profit in ways, that, set up legacy of … well …

I’d say ….. ” Double Standards ” ……

Let’s not forget the Oregon situation, and how it’s being handled by the police, regarding, FEDERAL LAWS … !!!!!!

…. that are seemingly, being BROKEN … !!!!!!

…. by a set of well, for want of a better phrase, gun toting, trailer park, rednecks, as opposed to the way the police handled the citizens of Baltimore & Ferguson, whose vindication for their behaviour, was due to the loss of life, NOT LAND, or the rights to use …… Again ……

STOLEN LAND !!!!!!

Oh and one last thing, one of the … BIGGEST … !!!!!!

Double Standards ….

…. that seems to see, little sign of changing, is the attitude of black people, towards black people who have, ” The Minerals “, to speak out against the system, that they claim, is still oppressing them ….

…. and is responsible for their lot !!!

Well, i’m not foolish enough to think that, it has had, no effect !

However, if the mere sound of a black voice speaking the truth about it, FRIGHTENS their arse, to the point where they immediately, show you that,

” You should be careful what you say, because they will come for you ! ”

The double standard they live by, may well be the one that they then quote, as being the reason any black who has done so previously, ends up dead, invariably in, dubious circumstances …… ?!?!?

Well, if they have to stand, pretty much, alone, it’s no surprise that in 2016, we are still making, petty stands, to gain a yard, to be driven back three …..

The COWARDICE, Yeah I said it … !!!

COWARDICE …. !!!!!!

… and, inability to, TRULY UNIFY as … A MOVEMENT !!!!!!

…. makes it pretty easy for the powers that be, to continue to do, what they’ve now been doing for Centuries, to live and maintain the double standards that they, not only live by, but the double standards that the masses live by, that, in the case of black people, can leave us dead, or fighting each other, or worse still, fighting over fame and fortune, rather than, fighting for equality as well as social & spiritual development, that helps us to grow as a unified people, who stand together, to ensure that the legacy of slavery, does not allow our lives to be taken and then deemed by the law, to be done so, with impunity ….

and more importantly, to stop white guys like the one who inspired this, running their chops, as if we should’t run ours when they get found out to be continuing with the very same wicked actions, that defend their …….

“Double Standards” …….

Well, my mind and body are neither penned, or, dead yet, but if speaking the truth is the cause of either, occurring in my future, well, as I said to a black man here in Barbados who, upon hearing a track of mine, exhibited the same attitude I spoke about above,

Remember ….

TRUE CREATIVITY, does not cower into a corner due to FEAR, and if it does, it’s simply not REAL …

and like the title of the poem states, stands buy …. ” Double Standards ” …..

You have been WARNED !

This is for : Stephen Lawrence, Christopher Alder, Anthony Walker, Trayvon Martin, their families, and all the others who have suffered, or, lost their life due to police, racism, or the racists who take pride in using the colour of a persons skin, to justify taking life !!!

So, do yourself the favour of NOT Listening, if The Truth, FRIGHTENS You, or, offends you, to the point of some, ignorant reaction …..

which probably proves that you also live by ….

Double Standards !!!!!!

Okay …. Rant Over …. !!!!!!!

Now, only click play if your … HARD ENOUGH, as the Brits’ like to say okay ……. !!!!!

One.

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So, who are the REAL Teefs’ … ? written by Big Virge 6/10/2015

Okay so, not so many blog posts these days, unless something,
REALLY …. Stirs me to write sumthin’ … !!!!!

Well, apart from having some kind of Alcatrazesque, barbed wire security protection, placed alongside the front of the property next door to where I currently rent … due to my evidently, NOT SO …. ” Diplomatic “, neighbours from England, who still, some months after moving in, treat me like some kind of freak of nature, not worthy, to be found anywhere near their ilk … SMH !!!!!

Anyway, get it CLEAR Fukwits … I RENT … so, targeting me, really makes no sense when the wealthy people, are the white folks who surround me !!?!!

Anyhow, i’ve been fortunate that things of a violent, or, pilfering nature, have been far enough away from my place of residence, for me to have not felt, particularly uncomfortable, with much that has been going on here, of recent.

However, coming out of my place in the early afternoon, on Monday, it was somewhat shocking & disturbing, to find the majority of my rear windscreen, either on the ground, or, on my backseat, due to somebody attempting to send me a message, that, was either, supposed to scare me, or, some fool, attempting to rob something of value, that was left in my car ?

Well, UNLUCKY … you punk !!!!!

I’m not foolish enough to do that again, having already had a jacket lifted, presumably, due to me perhaps, leaving the car open, with a jacket in plain sight, or, some such foolishness.

Once bitten … Twice … DENIED … !!!!!

Well, the damage was truly shocking … !!!

I’ve now heard everything, from using a simple spark plug, which would be able to shatter the glass, to, as a couple of Black Barbadians have said to me, it not being, too far fetched to believe that, due to the area I live in, one of the white folks in the area, (maybe my neighbours ???) … deciding to pay some little street urchin to do it, to try to get me to leave …. !!!!!

….. to ….

the idea that my alarm, which clearly didn’t go off … only working, where the sensors are placed, which is along the side, rather than throughout the vehicle ?!?

Well, either my thief is a Toyota specialist, or he just had a moment of enlightenment !!!

My feeling is that this was a very early hours, smash & grab, like 4.30 – 5-30 a.m, type of time, as the nocturnal man I’ve become, would of been up, right up to 3.30 fa sure, on the night in question.

Anyway, it is what it is, someone attempted a move, it’s success, well, damage to a car … ???

Well done … Jackass !!!!!

However, what it has exposed is how the REAL THIEVES of this world, work their magic, without ever really being challenged by the, ever so dumbed down, programmed, slave mentality thinking, sheople of todays’ world.

Now the individual I spoke with at, Brydens’ Insurance, was indeed, a very cool individual, so, in fairness to them, to protect their identity, they shall remain nameless, but, upon conversation with said individual, it was evident just how these snakes of todays’, corporate industry, especially insurers, be ripping people off, left right and centre !!!!!

Now Camrys’ are rare in Barbados, and for some reason, hold some degree of status here, well that status is reflected in the insurance costs people !!!!!

So, you’d expect the allegedly, most advanced, of the Caribbean islands, would have things in place to effect, immediate, and speedy actions and repairs right ?

Errr WRONG !!!!!

Firstly, Nassco are on some fukry’ policy, that basically means, parts are very rarely available immediately, presumably, to save them costs on storage … ???

Again … FOR THEM … to save costs !!!!!

They choose to keep stock levels, ” low “, which, translates into, customers being made to wait, in this case, 3 ENTIRE, F’ing weeks, for a windscreen replacement to be sourced !!!?!!!

Do planes not transport people in a day, or lets say, from Japan, in a couple of days now !?!

So, let’s be real for, just for a sec’ … Camrys’ are popular cars in the … wait …

US of A, just a few hours, across the Rasshole’ water !!!!!

So, can someone explain to me, why a customer of a company that has a site in the centre of Barbados, cannot obtain a part, faster than three weeks, without having to pay some, triple the price fee, to get it ???

Does that seem very advanced … ???

Errr …. NOT in my book, but hey, part of the stupid f’ing reasoning is … Toyotas are such reliable cars, that parts are rarely needed …..

Didn’t know windscreens had a functional role, other than to complete the car, so, that it’s Hmmm … COMPLETE … !?!?!

NOT … !!! … so it drives better, or, performs better, but, so that all the other parts that are functional, and, drivability dependent, can be allowed to do so, with some degree of comfort.

What kind of ass is that nonsense … ?!?

Okay, so, moving on, the insurers, Brydens, have a clause in their policy that only allows for vehicle replacements to only be availed until the 2000 dollar excess is used up …..

Hmmm, fair enough, but when, as per this instance, there is an exceptional circumstance, that is nothing to do with the driver, but, the f’ing idiot people at Toyota here, that cost and inconvenience, is then put on the customers plate, rather than the company who has a relationship with the insurance company, that provides business for them, in such circumstances.

Are y’all with me so far … ???

Okay, let’s continue … so, of course my first question to, said individual, at Brydens was,

Can’t you guys hurry up the Toyota guys, to ensure that I don’t need a hire car for more than two weeks.

Then, the truth started to come out about storage, and cutting costs, and oh yes … Differing opinions, bordering on extensive discussions, which sound like arguments, regarding their willingness to, shake a leg, with some speed, for the customers benefit ….

Barbados is renowned for the INCREDIBLY, bad customer service … !!!!! … ESPECIALLY, if you’re NOT WHITE, are black, and were born elsewhere, even if your parents were born and raised Bajans … ?!?

However, this is not a totally fair reflection of all the people you may have to deal with, some, like said individual, at Brydens, was very frank and honest about the way things work here.

This however, does not excuse the standards that seem to be accepted, as acceptable, when they are so far from being that !!!!!

Is this what makes tourists say, “They love the place” … ???

…. because they can return to the dark ages for a while whilst being pampered and complimented by the good ol’, slaves of Barbados in the sun ???

Doesn’t seem like the tourist board have their priorities straight !!!

It is an, Absolute Disgrace, that in 2015, insurance payments that can amount to large amounts of money, do not get sourced to cover an unfortunate incident, like having your rear windshield smashed by some street villain ….. !!!!!

Insignificant as it is, in the bigger issues of peoples lives, it is not something that should be swept under the carpet.

Poor people suffer, due to inabilities to better their surroundings from a financial perspective, those of us, slightly further up the ladder, work hard & save, so that we can pay to elevate ourselves from having to struggle, or live in, not so pleasant, environments, but then, as has been established from rap to corporate business, this does not necessarily avail a blissful existence.

Mo’ Money … Mo’ Problems … !!!!!
as per, Notorious B.I.G.

So, before people get it twisted, there is a need for some perspective, but, these thieving companies should be exposed for the practises they employ, that do not benefit their customers, whether they do or don’t have lots of money, or, the right skin colour/connections etcetera …..

So, let me guess, the Toyota windscreens are so, Bad Ass, they just fix themselves, when the villains go, and we drivers never know any better !!!!!

Errrr NOT …. so, I get sorted with a replacement, which is not a 1600CC vehicle, as specified as being the only vehicles my policy avails.

Now i’m all for favours, but, come on now, it shouldn’t be, as a favour, or, due to my challenging the words of the policy, that I receive, a vehicle befitting of my size, but, one comparable to the car I drive, that I pay these teefs’, money to insure.

Okay so, great, got the car organised, but remember, only for two weeks, so, it’ll have to go back, if it takes three weeks to facilitate the repair to mine !!!

Leaving me, without a vehicle … !!?!!

Ahhhhh, but if I get my wallet out, that can be sorted … as if I don’t pay a yearly fee which may not even, as is the case for most, be drawn upon during the year we pay cover for ???

Errrr again, UNACCEPTABLE … !!!!!

How much teefing’ is going on here exactly ???

My car, which was the victim of a robbery attempt, has lost nothing, except a windshield for a few weeks !!!!!

Hold on though, wait …….

The vehicle I have been provided with, will still have an excess that I will have to pay for !!! …. and oh, hold on once more, due to the hire company … (Venture, opposite the airport), providing you with a full tank of fuel, and therefore, asking that the vehicle be returned, with a full tank, I have to pay them a 100 dollar deposit, just in case it isn’t returned full up !!!!!

Wow, trust issues or what ?!?

Insurance & Hire companies in Bim’, as well as Nassco, have got some way to go to match the service levels found in other parts of the world, that really are ADVANCED, in terms of this stuff.

…. and, as Lexus is part of Toyota, these guys should be held to standard, as Lexus DO NOT PLAY, when it comes to service, and I know this from personal experience, which makes the way that Nassco operate here, an embarrassment to their good name, in my view !!!!!

The likes of Lexus, being the benchmark for, excellent service, with a smile, that does not deviate, until you, the customer, is TOTALLY HAPPY … !!!!!

Teefin’ goes on with them, like any other corporate institution, i’m sure, but, they have at least recognised, that wherever possible, if they can stretch to accommodate, they should and do, for their customers.

I have just received my hire car, so, am not yet aware of whether i’m to have such courtesies extended to me, due to the situation I have found myself in, through doing nothing other than parking outside where I live !!!

If this is … ” Advanced ” … Barbados … ???

DAMN … !!!!!

Y’all need to check wha’ part you reach, with your advancements, because POOR policing, seems to have allowed for this to happen, POOR business practises, are delaying a speedy and efficient service, and, excesses are costing me money, that shouldn’t even be on the radar, according to what Brydens has already had out of my ass, for at least, a year and half of no claims being made, and that is no small amount of money, let me tell ya !!!!!

The only Excess that needs to be addressed, is the excessive, buck passing, and robbery of customers, who are paying for services, that, hmmmm … they need to be availed … let’s say, for arguments sake … within 3 weeks !!!!!!

It’s such a shame that an island as beautiful as this, with, some highly intelligent and resourceful people, could be resigned to stick to the dubious standards of a greedy few, who manage, as well as be, stuck in the rut of subservience, which is followed, religiously, by the majority of employees, who are either, robotic clones, or, amazingly, attitude filled, inept, or, unreliable workers.

However, to just make a final point on the original issue, robbery, and the general vibe of things in Bim’ currently.

Well, even the pick up driver for my vehicle , was quick to state that, the robbery is indicative of the problems the underbelly of Barbados, currently face, and, just how hard it has become to trust anyone anymore. As he stated, he leaves work, leaves people alone, and is happiest when he can close his front door to the world, due to the ignorance, and, criminality that is getting closer and closer to home.

These are global issues to me, but, I live in a very small part of it now, so, it would be a lie to say, I am not somewhat disturbed, however, if we do not stop these corporate thieves from stealing from the coffers, that we all pay into, for services, and for government agencies to provide safe environments for us to live in, these acts of reckless, lawlessness, may be an increasing problem, that, cannot be so easily nullified !

I have hopefully dealt with, an exception to the rule at Brydens, but, as they told me, it’s those above, who have to be persuaded to do what, essentially, should require … NO PERSUASION …

As for my vehicle return ….

I guess like Bob done say …..

“I’m still waiting ……”

Chuh …..

Barbados in 2015 ….. !!!

Pride & Industry … ???

Hmmm LOTS of Pride alright, but even more … TOMFOOLERY …

Chuupse …..

Teefing going on fa sure, but there are a number of Teefs’, who are not breaking into cars, they’re the ones who sit on Corporate Boards, demanding we pay, exorbitant amounts for parts, and then, pay pretty high rates of insurance, for the same cars, that cover about as much as dey’ ass !!!!!

Chuh’ …..

If you’re wondering how these companies make money, well, i’ve been advised there is somewhere in the region of a 500% mark up on parts, which has to be added for them to apparently make a profit, because the 212% duty, on new vehicles is crippling, but, not as much as the tasty handouts that the Government seem to be making on all things motor vehicle related on this island !!!

The same ministers who seem to be able to spend 300 thousand dollars, and more, to buy themselves and their family members, Mercedes, Range Rovers, and the like !!!!!

If only the villains would aim their aspirations higher ….. they might feed themselves for a year by just teefin’ a wheel and tire, from some of the TRULY, High fliers ….

Not that i’d encourage that sort of thing … of course … !!!!!

Bless up y’all. and don’t just take what they offer, ask and enquire, as to what you are entitled to, and check to see, whether there are companies offering better deals that suit you and your needs ….

Don’t let them play you like a fool … be shrewd, or as the individual at Brydens defined me as being … PRUDENT … in your dealings with these companies !!!!!

Bless, stay safe and good out there ……

The Virge …..

Outtie.

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And Part 2 of Englands’ Forgotten Slaves ….. Tut Tut …

And the story continues ….

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What can one say, apart from, Good ol’ England … !!!

Well Well Well ….

When Black history month comes around, this should make for some very interesting viewing, and debate, amongst the generations to come……

Diaries, Logs, Inheritance via some form of … ” Compensatory ” … type of …

Wait ….

” REPARATION ” …. payment …. ?!?

Ahhh ….. but, we blacks have been talking out our ass crack, when it comes to demanding stuff like that …. Errrr. yeah … I think in fact …

I KNOW … NOT … !!!!!

So, for all those who, LOVE OFF England, be you, the offspring of NON-Caucasian, immigrants/slaves, who were born and raised there, or, just visitors to … ” Great Britain “, make sure to remain that side of the fence, and, DON’T … now switch,, because of stuff like this, that shows the legacy, and, TRUE nature of those ….

“Ever so Lovely”, English, ladies and gents ….

#KNowWhoUDealingWith …..

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