OBA shooting themselves in the foot? Um, no kidding

Well, it now looks like everyone except the OBA inner circle and fervent unyielding online cheerleaders recognizes that their policies, approach and method of delivering messages, are going to lead to a (heavy?) defeat at the next general election.

The only thing funnier is that the online cheerleaders continue to make excuses or belittle the electorate, instead of finding out why the OBA suffers from a trust deficit.

It would take some massive changes in approach or results to change the political tide here. And no, this doesn't mean that suddenly the PLP has the trust of the majority of people. It's again just one of those 'lesser of two evils' things, unfortunately.


Of bulk shopping in Bermuda

Recently another warehouse-style shopping facility opened in Bermuda, and people flocked by the hundreds to scope out the goods for sale. Even though there was currently another facility within a mile, there seemed to be a market for another similar shopping experience.

How long will it last, who knows.

It's a bit interesting in this day and age, and the way the local economy has gone, that people are still content with the limited shopping paradigms here. You have your regular grocery stores and 'super' markets, and bulk shopping for when you want barrels of mayo or kool aid mix (and of course, more practical products like paper towels or diapers).

However I'm a bit surprised that nobody's yet floated the idea of a membership shopping place. Similar to your Costco, or Sam's Club, that particular business model seems like more of a sure thing than yet another bulk shopping facility.

Purely spitballing, of course.

It could very well be that our limited population and potential reluctance to trying new things out could already be a huge red flag to any potential investors, and current store owners may be content to stick with the status quo if they're earning tidy profits.