Thursday, October 15, 2009


So, we are back at the mall once more and it’s a galore of mayhem! Well…maybe that’s an exaggeration. But for me, it is mayhem enough. To all those who think I’m just a nitpicker, well here’s your proof!

Just so you know, I noticed this mishap long before I had the SHOPROT experience. I was simply waiting for the right moment. And now that I have you as an audience, what better time and place could there be?

When I first step into a new environment, the very first thing I do is to locate my bearings; where am I and where do I want to go. So I take very seriously road signs and maps and whatnots. It doesn’t matter that we hardly have any in Ghana. Whatever I find which shows me where I am going or where I should have gone is good enough for me. If it is a GINO tomato sign or a Guinness bill board which says, this is Makola, that’s fine by me.

Now I trust that you’re all too familiar with the Accra Mall by now. Y’all probably know where everything is, how to get what and where to get what. Well good for you! But what about the first time visitor who has only now seen what a mall looks like and wants to know how to locate everything there?

One day, I pretended to be this first time visitor to the Accra Mall and I was amazed at the map at the two entrances of the mall. I wanted to find my geographical location in the maze of people, pets and plastics and I found what I hoped I would never find.

For me, my map has to know how to be completely legit. That includes spelling. Who knows what might happen if you show me NEKE instead of NIKE? The implications of this can be  horrifying.

Maybe you need to see this for yourself to know just how severe this is. So scroll down and take a look at the pictures yourself and see if you can defend them on any level. I know that many of you hold degrees from the Thomas Doubting College, as such, a Kodak moment is required to make a genuine case.

[caption id="attachment_98" align="aligncenter" width="459" caption="The Bigger Picture"]The Bigger Picture[/caption]

Now I’ve not been back at the Mall since my last “incident” there. But I have no doubt that this (pictured below) still exists.

[caption id="attachment_102" align="alignleft" width="277" caption="STATIONARY. adj. not moving or not intended to be moved"]STATIONARY. adj. not moving or not intended to be moved[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_100" align="alignright" width="295" caption="JEWELLERY... not JEWELLARY and TELECOMMUNICATIONS comes with a double 'M'"]JEWELLERY... not JEWELLARY[/caption]

No matter how you try to explain this, you simply can’t defend this. But by all means, give it a try. Let’s see what comes out of it.


  1. "The Mall" has these errors? LMAO. Thats just sad.
    Just as bad as the rough painted billboards at street corners

  2. Yawa oh! Staionary, no wonder it never moves :)