Why is the Baby Rasta so Popular?
You don’t have to spend much time in Grenada before you start seeing the “Baby Rasta” sticker on the back of cars and busses. If you’re like me, seeing it all over the place makes you wonder what the significance is of this popular image. Yeah, that’s exactly what I’ve been thinking since arriving on this island.
I started off searching for the image online to find out what the significance of this image is, and why it’s so iconic in Grenada. I found absolutely nothing.
I asked around to see if I could get some insight into the popularity of the image. Again….nothing.
Then I finally came up with my own conclusion. You see, here in Grenada (and in all similarly isolated countries) the amount of goods available for purchase are very limited. Bringing items in from abroad is expensive and complicated, and the majority of people living here have to strictly rely on what is locally available.
So putting graphics on your vehicle is left to what is able to be found. At some point, these Baby Rasta stickers were brought it. People thought they were cool so they bought them. The seller figured they should bring in more since they are selling…..and the cycle continues.
From what I’ve seen, the choice for vehicle stickers is between the Baby Rasta and the Playboy Bunny symbol. So there you go. Limited options, breeds popularity.
How does this fit with our #MakeitHappen Monday theme? Well, most of you likely are faced with unlimited options as you go through your day. Some would argue, way too many options. Remind yourself that life goes on, even when there are limited choices available……Live Simply.