My Irritating Beggar

Some years ago I arranged to meet a friend at an ice cream shop in Osu to celebrate her birthday.
The ice cream parlor had outside seating so we decided to hang out there to enjoy the Osu fresh air and the sights.
About 5 minutes into our conversation a short man selling waist beads approached us in an effort to have us purchase some beads. We politely declined his offer.
Unconvinced by our response, he bargained some more to his dissapointment. 
Seeing that his sales pitch was unsuccessful, he moved away from the sale and rather asked that we give him some money. 
This guy couldn’t take a hint. I mean here are two people engaged in a private conversation and you butt in without being called. You insist on a sale and they are not interested and then you proceed to beg. That however was not the cherry on the cake.
We were not interested in giving money as we were pissed so just made a hand gesture to indicate that we were not going to do so. This seller/beggar got pissed and started cursing us. He proceeded to involve God in his curses in an effort to guilt trip us. 
Needless to say I was mad. Mad that my religion was being used in such a despicable manner. I mean I have a choice to give or not. I said I wouldn’t and rather you get pissed? How does that help your cause? 
This made me question how grateful these people really were. After this behavior I realized that I would have been a sucker for giving money to someone that ungrateful who believed it was his right to receive money from me. 
I mean lets think about it. A good portion of beggars are on the street because their daily wages allow them to be there. If someone gets an average of 50 GHC a week (that’s about 10 GHC from Monday to Friday) that’s 200 GHC a month. That’s someone’s salary! Someone working their butt off. 
All I am saying is that there are some ungrateful beggars in the system these days. Some beggars are beggars by choice as opposed to circumstances being beyond them. Though one can’t judge, its tough to decide whether to give or not these days as you are not sure whether you are enabling them to stay on the street or helping them get by genuinely.
This is my dilemma, although that beggar really pissed me off.
What’s your take on beggars?
Keep it One Hondred!

New Grill in Labone

If you love meat like I do then this is an article for you. 
The Gold Coast Foods shop in Labone, just opened their grilling service on Monday 14th November 2016.
They are situated on the Ndabaningi Sithole road. The same road as Bosphorus restaurant, Zenith bank, UBA, Labone Coffe shop and Cupcake Boutique.

Google map screenshot of The Gold Coast Foods, Labone area
The Gold Coast Foods Location

The Gold Coast Foods shop in Labone is not new. They have just expanded their range of services and I believe it’s a great idea.
I first noticed them on Monday as I drove around Labone. As a meat lover, nothing peaks my attention like two black grills on a street side. I knew that grilled meat was on the menu but I was so busy that afternoon that I couldn’t stop by. 
The Gold Coast Foods, Labone grills
Grills at The Gold Coast Foods, Labone

I was hungry that very evening so drove over to find out more about the service. Here are the details:

  • Jerk Pork and chicken is available. Chicken has the option of wings or thighs.
  • A meal is 20 GHC which includes the meat of your choice with a side of either fried rice, kenkey or yam chips.
  • If you just want the meat that’s 15 GHC and an extra side is just 5 GHC.
  • The meals are packed in microwaveable takeaway packs and your choice of pepper sauce from the company’s signature sauces.
  • They open from 12 PM to 7 PM, Monday – Saturday. (I was there after 7 PM and they were still open)

Chicken being grilled at The Gold Coast Foods, Labone
Chicken being grilled at The Gold Coast Foods, Labone

The Gold Coast Foods Chili Sauce
The Gold Coast Foods Chili Sauce

I have tried both their chicken and pork and both are good. Though I am a pork guy, the chicken they do is soft on the bone and well spiced so will be taking that again on my next visit.
So if you are looking for a meal and love meat, I urge you to give The Gold Coast Foods a try. It’s worth it and you will be back for more.
(I came back the next day)
Hondred Percent and the lovely staff at The Gold Coast Foods, Labone
Hondred Percent and the lovely staff at The Gold Coast Foods, Labone

Contact The Gold Coast Foods, Labone on 0303933903.
So when are you visiting The Gold Coast Foods, Labone ? Let me know when you do.
Stay winning and keep it One HONDRED!