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Where is it???

Now, I have been more or less enjoying my time in Barbados. I could do with more Barbados and less work, but c’est ma vie. It pays the bills. And was supposed to pay for my brand-new Nikon d80 DSLR. You remember the path Lilandra and I took to get here – the choices, the decision, the agony when she had to return her d50. But then! Cave Shepherd got d80s!! A little over 2 weeks ago. I happened to be passing through while in Bridgetown for a meeting when I saw them, but I couldn’t buy them just then. No ahm, “room” on my credit card and no return ticket to get the Duty Free price. They said they had 3 – even laughed when I asked how many they had in stock.

I didn’t make it back right away – busy, busy, sick, then sick again (but differently). But yesterday, while waiting to pick up my prescription, I got a sign. The antibiotics I needed were ONLY available at the pharmacy in Cave Shepherd on Broad Street. A SIGN!! I made my way to Cave Shepherd this morning by taxi (the medicines I managed to get yesterday were doing their job and I didn’t think I should be driving, plus the whole trying to find a park).

So, to get back to my opening statement. I’ve been liking Barbados. Even liking the Bajans.

BUT…

Someone in this country has MY NIKON D80!!!!!!! Where is it?

The cameras sold out in the first week. Who has it? Who has MY camera? Who in BIM bought my camera from Cave Shepherd and deprived me (and Lilandra) yet again of the joy of having our DSLRs??

Sigh.

Maybe it’s a sign. NOT that we should by the Canons (after all, why are THOSE still on the shelves?) but that we should have taken our vacation and bought our cameras somewhere else. I mean, yes, I am mad at the unknown Bajan(s) who bought our cameras, despite the high price, but it is their country. They’d probably be mad if some Trini came into their country to take away their limited camera supplies. Maybe.

Sigh.

And I had even planned to celebrate having the camera by documenting my first attempt at Thai green curry with the real Thai ingredients (I improvised the last time).

Keep tuned in for more. This story doesn’t seem to want to end.

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8 Comments so far (Add 1 more)

  1. sushi!!!

    and yes, i am mad at you we haven’t gone on vacation to buy it
    *sigh*
    mom has a new friend that’s going to florida for a couple of weeks
    a daughter going to the same school as someone’s BIL

    but *new friend*

    oh well
    when it happens…it’ll feel almost anticlimactic!

    we should just change our blog titles to “Misadventures in Trying to Buy a Camera”. I’m sure it would be a novel idea and generate a lot of interest.

    1. Lilandra on March 23rd, 2007 at 5:30 pm
  2. sushi? I am confused

    2. chennette on March 23rd, 2007 at 5:32 pm
  3. as in take pictures of

    3. Lilandra on March 23rd, 2007 at 11:01 pm
  4. but what does that have to do with my post?

    4. chennette on March 23rd, 2007 at 11:44 pm
  5. i wanna document my sushi mishaps
    also
    i want someone aside from me to eat it…
    so you have to come home!

    5. Lilandra on March 24th, 2007 at 5:38 am
  6. Kuhdere! Someone got your camera :( never mind girl, take the vacation and buy it.

    6. Cynthia on March 24th, 2007 at 9:10 am
  7. Chennette, you know what I think it is? It’s probably some millionaire tourist guy who forgot his camera at home and decided to “pick one up” while he was in Barbados. Doesn’t that make you mad? He probably got the exact same thing he has at home too because he liked his D80 so much. So when he gets home he’s going to have two of them sitting on the shelf collecting dust when it could have been with you taking beautiful pictures. Insensitive millionaire tourists! The scourge of the earth I tell you.

    7. Mani on March 25th, 2007 at 8:31 pm
  8. ooooh, yes, that could be it!! And it does make me mad. Those millionaire tourists. Spending money willy-nilly.

    8. chennette on March 25th, 2007 at 9:52 pm

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