Red Adidas - the hidden story
A Red Adidas Jacket was once banned in the country of Slowsalia, let me tell you the story about this incident. Slowsalia is a country in the center of Europe, in the middle of the Alps. It’s inhabitants, the Slowsalians, are rules by the king of Slowlane. The ruling family of Slowlane is a ruling family that rules their country with 7 different rules.
- Stay on the same company all you life. Maximum 3 changes of company during all your life.
- Save every month 10% of your income, no matter what it is, and invest it in funds.
- Have a frugal life and save in everything that you can.
- Don’t invent companies, but provide ideas for better processes for the existing ones.
- 10 euros saved today can be thousands and maybe millions in 50 years.
- Your only goal is to have a safe retirement.
- If you can save more than 10% per month, do it instead of spending the money.
The paradise for retirement
The strict following of these rules by it’s inhabitants has transformed this country into a paradise for retirement. And into a boring country as well. It’s citizen are only worried about the future and the richnesses they will have once they retire. That’s why the colour red has been almost banned and forbidden. Red represents passion and desire, strong will, fire and speed. All these virtues are not desired in Slowsalia as people prefer the calm and constant colour grey. There was once a visitor that was wearing a red Adidas jackets combined with white sport pants. This red Adidas jacket was very red. This visitor was staying in the capital for a few weeks on a business trip. He was the owner of a clothing company that wanted to trade with a Slowsalian company. He wore this red Adidas jackets as he wanted to propose this types of garments and other red outfits the Slowsalians. He had noticed that nothing was ever ordered in red colour, so he saw a business opportunity.
Slowsalians don't like red
But he didn’t know the following, slowsalians don’t like red. This was communicated to him by the buyer of the slowsalian company. We don’t like red, please, we don’t wan’t red Adidas Jackets. He had brought catalogues with all kinds of red garments and red style clothes. I have all the fashion you need in Red, he claimed, how can you not like red style? Check my sexy red dresses, take a look at this red carpet dresses, what about ethnic wear?
The buyer of the slowsalian company took him to the side and explained him.
-I am sorry but our philosophy of life is contrary to red colour or red garments, or any kind of red fashion outfits. We have different values in life than you and red colour is against our values. In fact, I will ask you to please take out this red adidas Jackets you are wearing these day’s as it is provoking all of us. The foreigner was surprised by this demand.
I will not take out my Red Adidas Jacket
I will not take out my red Adidas Jacket!, he exclaimed. How can you ask this from me?. I am staying here already for 5 days and was wearing it every day.
- Something that has been noticed by our authorities- the slowsaliana buyer replied; and they don’t liked, and they have asked me to ask you to not wear it anymore.
I would rather go away and loose a potential business than take out my Red Adidas Jackets, the businessman exclaimed.
-In this case, the Slowsalian buyer replied, be my guest to guide you to your car so you can drive back to your country. And in this way, the businessman abandoned the country and never traded again with Slowsalians. Red Adidas jackets where forbidden 1 month later.