Sunday, May 29, 2005

My Favorite Memento

Believe it or not, it is a watch I bought for my wife on a trip to Libya in 2002, yes a good Jewish boy from Toronto spent some time in the friendly confines of the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya ( a rather grand name for a not so grand of a place).

Anyways, long story short, a naive 28 year old Josh thought it was a reasonable idea to start a wireless telemetry service provider in this oasis of the middle east based on a relationship he had developed with a Libyan ex-pat living in Canada. The end result being that after raising some seed capital from friends and family, the situation did not unfold as envisioned and my goal of becoming the wireless king of Libya didn't quite work out.

Well I took it on the nose in this little venture, but I learned a lot about people and gained experience that most people only gain by the time they are 45 or 50.

But I came away with this very rare wrist watch emlazed with the face of THE LEADER (as Col. Gaddafi is referred to). I like to look at it once in a while as it reminds me of my willingness to take big chances and that even if they don't work, the sun will still rise and life will go on.

If you want to waste some more time getting a good view of Libya, take a look here

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent and somewhat shocking view of Lybia in the photo essay that is found in the link you reference. Thanks for that.

P.S. Josh, I did not see any cell phone towers in any of the photos...

- WCS

8:30 AM  

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