Lockington's Everyday Fiji ... Life Goes On


Fiji is a Safe Place

Yet again a regional tournament in the OFC games has been held in Fiji. I have enjoyed the games even though my Nadi team didn't do too well.

I will make a political statement and tell all those who think Fiji is a bad place to live, come back and see for yourself. But if you have been bad mouthing people, come incognito.

Water Leak

There is a huge water leak in front of Namulomulo Police Post.

It has been like that for some time and the leaking water has flowed right into  the Mulomulo school  compound. Its unsightly and a nuisance because pedestrians get our feet all dirty. Students pass through this and those wearing shoes and socks end up getting dirty.

But the bottom line is water is wasting.

Check Your Cash Register Slip 

No amount of advice can be given to shoppers to always check their cash register slip.

We have always checked ours because we just can't afford to lose money when supermarkets make mistakes with pricing on their cash register machines.

A few years ago my daughters and wife went to a supermarket in Lautoka and when they were about to pay, my daughter Lina thought the amount was unusually high. Because they were in a hurry and the supermarket was really full , they just paid and moved onto the footpath. Silina decided to check the cash register list and saw among the items the price of an $18 perfume that they didn't buy. They immediately returned and the cashier admitted that she had made a "mistake". They saw the manager and he pleaded to save the supermarkets name. We got our money back and the cashier's employment  was terminated. This happened where cashiers punch in the amounts.

In other cases, supermarkets show goods on special but do not change the cash register price and we dont know that we paid the full price. Supermarkets usually say it was an honest mistake.

Honest my foot.


Allen Lockington is a self-employed customs agent and business consultant who has regular articles published in Fiji. I thank Allen for permission to reprint some of them in this political blog. They remind us that life goes on, whatever the political situation. And it's good to know that.

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