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My Driver A Status Symbol

It is not right to flaunt your wealth.It is in fact highly insensitive to mention your accountant or driver in the company of ‘po’ people. It is a complete give-away to tell the world that you have an accountant.It means that you have so much money you cannot ‘count’ it yourself. People in the real world know their bank balance by heart, although that could be dangerous because the $20 you thought you had, could actually be $17.70, because banks charge rent for keeping your money. Mentioning your driver is also anti-social because people in the real world do not have cars and we are not talking about old ones under trees, condos for chickens and pigeons.They use the bus, train, private cabs or mini bus taxis in Africa where they are sometimes treated like thrash. My aunt in Lesotho is an exception because she is one of the first people in her country to have a driver.Why?Because she has been a business woman as long as I can remember. She has meetings to attend and suppliers to meet, and d…

Dentists and Dental 'Selfies'

Who is your dentist? I’ve always wanted to direct this question at my dentist, but never did because we have a professional relationship, so I can’t ask him such a personal question. I don’t envy dentists because they cannot help themselves: clean their own teeth, take them out or insert fillings.Most businessmen can use work related tools or products for personal use. For example, painters can use the paint to paint the barn or garage; cab drivers can drive themselves to weddings or baseball games; from what I’ve seen in movies, drug dealers can also sniff their product or inject themselves with it; window cleaners can clean their windows at home and doctors don’t need prescriptions because they know exactly what to buy in a pharmacy/chemist. Not dentists.Can you imagine dentists opening their mouths wide, tapping teeth to find the bad ones?How would they do it?With two-way mirrors?How about all those sharp instruments?Can they use them without the help of dental assistants? Dentists def…