Maybe Tomorrow, Bobo
Bobo, when used in Cayman Islands conversation, generally conveys a sense of male friendship in a similar vein to “pal,” buddy,” and “dude.” Back in May 2011, Captain Charles Ebanks thwarted a gun-toting teenager who demanded his cash and jewellery, kindly saying, “Not today, Bobo,” and then disarming the would-be robber, becoming a real-life hero. Since then, “Not today, Bobo,” has entered the Cayman Islands lexicon and is now used in response to many queries and unreasonable requests. The artists at 3 Girls & a Kiln have commemorated the saying by writing it on the side of handmade ceramic cups. The 3 Girls have also created another version of the cup that suggests there’s hope for some Bobos out there by adding the line, “But maybe tomorrow” on the back.
Lint Be Gone
Like death, and taxes in places other than the Cayman Islands, where government revenue is raised through nicer sounding words like “duty” and “fees,” lint is unavoidable. Although lint is not as troublesome as either death or taxes, it is rather annoying, especially when you’re wearing black-coloured clothes. Lint rollers are great, but they typically don’t travel well because it’s difficult to prevent much more than lint from sticking to them. F’lint retractable, refillable lint rollers, sold at Bedside Manor, are the perfect solution to deal with lint when you’re on the go. Twist the base of the compact plastic cylinder to reveal the 30-sheet adhesive roller, which will, with the wave of the wand, pick up lint, dust, pet hair or crumbs from your last meal.
If you look at the “nutritional facts” label on the back of the bag, you’ll see that chips have a reasonable amount of calories and fat. However, when you look more closely, you’ll see that the figures for calories and fat are based on a serving of about 10 chips. Since hardly anyone eats only 10 chips at a sitting, you have to multiply to find out how many calories and how much fat you are really eating. However, Bay Market sells the Haunted Ghost Pepper flavour of chips called Paqui, an Aztec word that means “to be happy.” If you derive happiness from eating an incredibly hot chip based on one of the hottest peppers in the world, then you’re going to be ecstatic. This chip is so hot you’ll likely be dividing, instead of multiplying, the calories and fat content on the label because 10 chips are more than most people can handle.
It might seem odd that De Sunglass Man sells LEGO-brand lighted alarm clocks molded into the shapes of various cartoon and action figures, but they do and this month they’re on sale for 40 per cent off. Think of it as Christmas in August. One of the figures is a policeman, which, when placed bedside, can go a long way in giving a child comfort that the monster under his or her bed will be promptly arrested if he gets up to no good during the night. Some adults might like it as well.