Gordon Swaby

I Never Thought I’d Be So Nostalgic At Such A Young Age…..

I remember the days when $20JA could buy me a patty, now it costs $80. I remember when $10 could carry me home from the town, now it costs $50; I remember when you could purchase a “box lunch” as we Jamaicans call it for minimum $100, now it costs close to $200.

I never thought the day would come (well i thought it would come, but not quite so soon) where i would actually sit down and look back at the “Olden Days” so early where things were considered as uhm..cheap, or so i thought. Times have surely changed, at such a rapid rate, it’s quite unbelievably, it’s somewhat depressing, i fear what the future will be like. There are so much things to be depressed about while on the flip there are so many things to be joyful about, the world has surely changed and is still changing. Apparently Greed, Power, and deceitfulness rules this world of ours; if you can’t beat them, why not join them, i for one WILL not get left behind.

I think i’m getting old…..maybe, just maybe. I just like hugging my mundane thoughts (does that even make sense?)


Written by Gordon Swaby

Gordon Swaby

Founder and CEO of social learning service EduFocal.com. I’m passionate about technology, the internet and the use of technology in education. I am a recipient of Governor General’s Youth Award, the PSOJ’s 50 Under 50 Award, The commonwealth Youth Award and many others.

Lovingly made on Friday, May 9th, 2008 at 8:50 pm. Filed under Jamaica/Politics, Nothing Special, Personal, Rant, Uncategorized.


    Inflationary pressures Star!Ten years from now, you will be calling today (now),the good old days.Can you imagine what a box lunch or a patty will cost in 2018? Respect!!

  • http://stunner101.blogspot.com Stunner

    I feel the same way Gordon!

    Esteban, don’t even want to think about that! lol!

  • http://www.advance-gamers.com Gordon Swaby

    Lol, your too far up Este, you mean what prices will be like in 2011

  • http://hecklefind.wordpress.com bobby

    Inflation is a necessary evil …. unfortunately so …. even if the country is doing excellent there will all was be those good ole days. BUT!!!!!! too much inflation is a killer and we way over the over dose limit right now

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