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Thursday, 10 July 2014

I Better Pass My Neighbour. Really? -_-

Seriously guys, who coined the slogan I-better-pass-my-neighbour? I would like to meet the person and pick their brains for a while. For those readers from outside Nigeria, the small petrol power generating set is what is referred to by some Nigerians as I-better-pass-my-neighbour. The generator is quite small and makes little noise and can only power bulbs and fans and a few small machines.

It is fairly affordable and thus accessible to the lower and middle class citizens. Some people own at least one of these this smaller generators and an average sized one that can power equipments such as the freezer, refrigerator, washing machine and air conditioners. By now I'm sure foreigners are wondering if they are reading right. Yes dears, you are. We, the wonderful citizens of Nigeria, have to provide our own power supply individually. Those who cannot afford these generators, have to do without power until the power companies find it in their dear hearts to provide such. Sigh.

Anyway, this post is not about them today. Rather it is about the selfish nature of some Nigerians who think they have "arrived" by owning an I-better-pass-my-neighbour or anything such might connote. I find the name and mentality very distasteful and a tad too cocky. What makes you think you are better than those who cannot afford an item? If you go around with such a mentality, then it simply means you won't help the less privileged when they are in need because you are better than them.

We must love and help our neighbours as often as we can without getting weary of reaching out. That one is privileged today doesn't mean one should act out, especially when no one knows tomorrow.

I rest my case.

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