She’d warned me again and again about my extreme reliance on cashless banking. Did I listen? No. Then one day, we went to the cinema to see John Wick 3. I got to the till. whipped out my Zenith Bank card, gave it to the box office lady. She shook her head. “Cash only. Sorry, POS not working.”
Imagine the meeting. Notebooks at the ready, and of course some iPads and Galaxy Notes too. The projector is on. We’re staring at home screen.
You probably hate your tailor. If you don’t, at least you approach him with great trepidation. This is because, most times, he holds your clothes for an eternity. He makes promises he never fulfils. You’ve missed many outings because the gentleman just can’t keep an appointment. But wait, do things
Malcolm Gladwell, remember him? He has a podcast now. What’s a podcast? Are you for real? Anyway, the point is that the wild-haired author of pop sociology bestsellers such as Blink, What the Dog Saw, Outliers, and Tipping Point is now doing radio-on-demand and he’s damn good at it, too. He has released five of the 10 episodes for this season. I listened to all them last night and boy, was I transported to places I’d never been!
There’s something called the Morning After Effect. Nope, it’s got nothing to do with alcohol nor does it refer to athletic sex. It’s totally about music. Yes we realise that music is like an addictive drug for some people and many sexual encounters do demand a fitting soundtrack. But, for this special episode of our life-disrupting discussions, let’s consider the Morning After Effect of Afropolitan Vibes.
If you haven’t heard, let me tell you something: Uber is a very big deal. No, not UberSocial, Uber. Just when everyone thought that the wheel on a taxicab couldn’t be reinvented, Uber went ahead and reinvented it. Although it tries to discourage people from calling it a taxi service, preferring ‘ridesharing’ company instead, the easiest way to understand what Uber is all about is to look at it as a cab service on steroids. However, what perfectly sums up the business idea behind the company is its tagline: Everyone’s Private