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"Culture is the heritage of us all. some may be more interested than others in the treasures of the past, but no one can fail to take a pride in his country's participation in the story of mankind, as represented in carvings, sculpture, music, paintings and the other arts. And there is a personal commitment to this, for no man can really say he is alone: we are all joined through our identity, with the cultures which are part of the mainstream of life"
- Simon Kapwepwe, Zambian Independence Freedom Fighter

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm" - Winston Churchill

"Try to be the rainbow in someone else's cloud" - Maya Angelou

"Your time is limited so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinion drown out your inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition" - Steve Jobs

Monday, 8 August 2011

An Open Letter To Zambian Taxi Drivers

To all Taxi Drivers in Zed, particular those in Lusaka, and a specific calling out of those who operate from Arcades Shopping Mall,


Can you please refrain from harassing me when you see me walking towards the car park at any establishment, assuming that because I am a woman, I do not have a car, and are in need of your services.  I say this because, through my unscientific method of observation whenever I am out, it has been impossible not to notice that you specifically target those of the female persuasion. When I shake my head, verbally decline your services, or simply continue walking in the direction of my car, do not become even more vociferous in your pursuit of my Kwacha, of which I have very little in the first place!  When I need a taxi, I will acknowledge your offer and begin the process of divulging destination information and price inquiry.  The fact that I have to fish for my keys in my bag and shake them at you to finally get you to cease your hollering is unacceptable.  I should not have to decline several times.  It is irritating and quite simply harassment.  If you would like me to use your services in the future when required, I suggest you stop your annoying behavior with immediate effect.

Thank you,

MBA ;}