I went shopping today. Didn’t bring anything home, but I managed to spend over $200 BZD – $50 to stay in the country, and $150 for a power cord that would fit my 17″ computer.
So, some low-life moron who stole the original – he/she can’t use – has cost me about $105 CAD. That’s actually a fairly good price, because one of the scams played by computer manufacturers is to charge an arm and a leg for after-market parts. So a power cord in Canada would cost about $139.
There is a group of ‘educators’ staying at the Inn – about a half-dozen of them., mid-twenties – who are here to set up some sort of course at the local elementary school. However, apart from drinking and screwing, I haven’t seen too much education coming out of them.
This morning one came down stairs to lie in the hammock with his ipod playing rap crap. Now, I had just returned from an expensive breakfast with reggae-rap-crap playing far too loud in the background; someone’s spoiled brat reciting his “I wants” list as though he was Little Lord Fonelroy; and someone’s kid squealing around the pool.
Therefore, it didn’t take me long to tell this ‘cool dude’ to stow his music where it belonged.
I also need a new pair of shoes, but I’m gong to order those online. Even so, with he exchange rate, they will probably cost me nearly $100 CAD.
Such is life.