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Is it just another stage of life?
Financially, Physically &
May 22nd & 23rd 2013
Kapok Hotel, Port of Spain
Participants will understand:
* The psychological and the emotional adjustment to
* The principles that govern the successful management of
* Legal Considerations: Examples, Wills, Power of Attorney,
Who should attend?
2 day workshop
The Golden Years:
Planning for a Successful
Our team to guide participants on this
journey to the Golden Years is as follows:
Mr. Trevor Philips -- Financial Perspective
Dr. Ahmad Rahman -- Medical, Health & well being
Mrs. Ann Diaz -- Psychological & Emotional Adjustment
To Register contact: Camille at Tel: 622-0282
. IBF Members: $2,530.00 . General Public: $2,817.50 .
( VAT Inclusive)
Contact us by May 10th to attain a 5% discount, full cost applies
after this date until May 20th
Space is limited, reserve your spot today.
Registration Deadline: May 20th 2013 at 4pm
ext: 225 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Persons who will retire within 5 -- 20 years, Executives, Business
Owners, Self Employed Individuals, Employees
Take proactive measures
today, to help you tomorrow.
"WELL! I am never buying any-
thing in there again, I snorted, as I
handed my friend her cup of brew,
two artificial sugars, no milk.
The silent pucker on her Botoxed
brow said, "You re over-
"Look, I scalded my
hand, I wailed. "I could
sue them like the lady in
the States sued McDonalds
for a million dollars for
serving her coffee so hot
it burnt her. And she was
driving when the coffee
"Okay, she said, pre-
tending to care. "How did
"I dropped the cover of one of the
cups when I was sweetening the coffee.
I asked for another and the young lady
tells me no, she can t give me another
cover. I figured it was a stupid man-
agement rule, so why quarrel with the
"So I had two hot cups of coffee in
my hands and in trying to push the
door to get out, the one without the
cover spilt all over my hand. I am in
there every day, sometimes twice a day,
for coffee, plus croissants and bagels
and other contraband.
"And they prefer to see me get scarred
for life rather than give me a plastic
cover? I shall be writing a strong letter
to management about this. That is not
She sighed, one of those deep,
wooshy sounds, as if she were on the
verge of uttering the two words no one
should ever say to an angry Trinidadian
"Don t dare tell me to calm down,
"Let s go shopping, she said, cleverly
changing the subject. I heard some
muttering that sounded like "All this
fuss, but it was Saturday and there
was the promise of new fandangles
So I quelled the tempest in my throat,
though my hand and pride were still
stinging from the coffee insult.
"Oh, look, the Bandolino shoes I
promised to get Mum for her birthday,
she shrieked, as we hit the upper level
of Trincity Mall.
Aaaah, the shoes---who could resist
such an embrace of elegance. They were
a modern, high-heeled version of a tra-
ditional T-strap but with peep-toe cut-
outs. They had style, they
had flair, they had a price
tag to scare. Those babies
were just under $1,000 a
I removed myself from
the scene of the crime and
lurked outside the store,
like the getaway driver.
After a few minutes, the
maximum shopper came
blustering out. "Well, I am
never going back in there,
that s for sure, she declared.
Breathlessly: "I was distracted by
some Franco Sarto faux snakeskin san-
dals and I broke the little plastic stand
the shoe was on. It wasn t my fault. It
fell. I said I was sorry. Don t laugh!
"Kyah, kyah, kyah! Sorry, I don t
mean to laugh, kyah, kyah, kyah. Did
you get the shoes?
"Of course not. When I asked for a
size 9, the sales person showed me the
plastic stand as if it was Exhibit A in
a murder trial and said, You paying
for this, right? Harrumph.
"But you broke it, Ms Moneypen-
"I could get that stand for under $2
on amazon.com! she retorted, stomp-
ing off in her Kenneth Cole leopardprint
loafers. "I was going to buy two pairs
of their wretched shoes. That s $2,000!
You know how much money I have
dropped in that store over the years!
That is not customer service!
I could have said something about
the shoe pinching when it was on the
proverbial other foot but instead I
hooked my arm in hers, flashed a daz-
zling toothpaste-commercial smile, and
replied: "You re right. Let s go compose
a strongly worded letter to manage-
She beamed. "We ll live dangerously.
Let s go to that place you are never
going back to and get coffee with no
covers on the cups!
Not going back where?
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