I have been trying a long long time but I can't make it. No one to give me a helping hand They only tryin' to keep me down... Better must come, better must come, yeah Better must come one day... Lyrics to song entitled 'Better Must Come', originally by Delroy Wilson covered by the Wailers and othersSomeone at the Daily Graphic must have a good sense of humor to put the seemingly two rivals, MTN and Zain side by side on pages 12 and 13 . The mobile company of Christmas past, and the mobile company of Christmas future? One wonders. I had a good laugh and then I immediately called Zain to pre-register my number!
After this weekend's extended down time of not being able to make any calls within the network, outside of the network, and not even to your own voice mail, I am willing to give any alternative a try. Just hoping that in the process I won't be disappointed - yet again. So yes, happily pre-registered my number today because after all ' better must come'.
Note: Though used in an annecdotal fashion to express my fustration with MTN and my hopes with Zain, for my non-Jamaican visitors, I should also point out that the above mentioned song is actually an important part of history in Jamaica in the 1970s. The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) had been ruling the country since independence (1962) and their rivals, the People's National Party (PNP) actually selected and used this song as a part of their campaiging. Party politics aside it became a hit as it embodied the feel and fustration of a coutry that at that time was going through serious economic (and political) turmoil.