A story about Emeka and GDP rebasing

I have a friend called Emeka. Emeka loves to run. Every morning Emeka runs from Obalende bus stop to Eko bridge and back. Of course the point of running for Emeka is to stay healthy. He heard running 5km a day is good enough to remain healthy. Emeka isn’t sure but by his estimates running from Obalende bus stop to Eko bridge and back is about 6.5km so that’s fine for him.

 

On April 6th 2014 Emeka upgraded. On that day his aunt bought a hi-tech GPS enabled running tracker for him. His running tracker informs him that the distance he runs every morning from Obalende bus stop to Eko bridge and back is actually 7km. Emeka is happy because he now knows that he had been running 7km all along.

Of course Emeka still ran from Obalende to Eko bridge and back that morning, same as he did the day before. And did same the next morning too.

 

Emeka has a friend in Johannesburg who also runs every morning. Emeka was quick to brag on the phone about how he had been running 7km all along. And how this means he runs farther than his friend in Johannesburg now. Emeka’s friend in Johannesburg told him not to celebrate yet, as his own GPS enabled running tracker is coming soon and maybe she too will find out she had been running farther all along.

 

So what is the moral of the story? None really. No real story in fact. Emeka is still running from Obalende bus stop to Eko bridge and back.

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