Basically, what takes you to a banking-hall?
What is usually expected to come out of a financial institution?
What pops out or slides out of that big box in one corner of the building, when you press the right buttons and slide in the right piece of plastic into it?
Nice cars, nice house, nice shoes….what comes to mind?
One uses it to buy food and water for I and I
Another uses it to cloth and shelter the neighbourhood
He uses it to fund terrorism
She uses it to school the nation
It is somebody’s wages
It is another’s salary
It is another’s pocket-change
It is another’s gold-mine and life
In the end, I take cash
Somebody else takes cheques only
Somewhere in Africa, somebody is taking mobile-money
Somewhere in America, it is all on someone’s tab
Some say it breaks up friends and families
Some say it builds friends and families
Some others say it brings out our true selves
Some say that it covers our past
Here you trade in shillings
Today, I transact in dollars and shillings mostly
Back in the day, it was cowrie-shells and I don’t know what else
I hear tomorrow shall be cashless
One person loves the sound it makes when coming out of the box
Another just loves the feel of it in their hands
Another loves the smell of it, in the morning
Somewhere out there, somebody just hates it all
Some people say it brought about a disease called capitalism
Others say it brought up the disease called greed
Others say it brought about some form of order amongst us
Others say it should have remained where it was
I wonder where that is
Hard is life without it, some say
Life is easy, others say
Many agree that it is necessary for living
Many disagree that money is necessary for living
Time is money, Pitbull said
What do you say?
Accountants say that it leaves a foot-print everywhere it goes
Thieves say that if you do it right, there won’t be a single trace
Investors say that they tie it up in investments and assets
Final consumers say it all ends up flying away from them or their hands
Back then, I don’t know if it had signatures to it
Now….it has signatures all over it
Electronic ones, by the way and not necessarily the original ones
Is this the case for all coins all over the world?
We got coins on one hand
We got paper on the other
We got 1’s and 0’s in our palms
All money, right?
Governments speak of it in terms of millions and billions
The common person speaks of it in terms of the last cent
Corporations speak of it….
Wealthy families speak of it in terms of …
Good at your thing, you might get a bonus or a tip or a commission
Bad at your thing, you might get suspended or short-changed or laid-off
I’ve heard them say that
You might know better
Spend money to make money
Spend money and your problems have officially started
Spend money for a shield
Spend money and you will become blind for a moment
Hhhaaaa….money money money