Hi guys! Hope you are having a nice 2018 so far? For me, it’s the 60th of January 2018, this month never ends! This morning, I did the math of how to survive the coming unbearable THREE days until payday on the 25th. At 08:00am, I had a few Swedish crowns left in the account. At 16:00, I have 0 crowns left and it is still 3 freaking days to go!
It is rocket science.
In Kenya, this is the week mama mboga – female grocery store owner – sells on credit. 90%
everyone of her customers is broke after all the celebrations planned with the purpose of emptying pockets. If mama mboga is feeling cranky, she closes down during this week and rests in wait for end month.
Screw the suckers!
Independence day on 12th December comes first and it expects every self respecting Kenyan to celebrate the republic. Then comes Christmas. No words needed, right?
By the time the New Year comes, no Kenyan is calling any other Kenyan for any reason whatsoever. There are things you don’t have to pay for – #PleaseCallMe and #PleaseSwishMe. The pain in all Kenyan asses, School fees, is not to be ignored.
As a young Nairobian, I used to move back to my parents’ or siblings’ homes for the whole of January.
In Sweden, my life is upside down and I am
an adult not young anymore. So, I cannot move back to anyone’s home.
When I did the math this morning, I realized I had a few coins left for my survival and smiled. I then decided quite promptly that I had to go shopping for some cheap food for the coming THREE days.
We have a grocery store, not so far away, that usually has some cheap edibles
short-dates on Sundays. I never bothered to shower since it is a short walk. I then applied a little lipstick to fool the fools and a winter hat does the trick.
I am as dry as a withered thorn-pine in the desert so I took a drop of oil on my palm,
the oil running out too, added a little luminator that too is running out! When it rains, it pours! and matched out whistling happily. I was looking fly! Like a million Shillings!
Remember I have promised to stop buying useless crap in 2018 so I can save money and be rich?
Well, that was rich coming from me!
As I turned to go into the grocery store, I saw the 70% off poster, plastered on the window of some store.
Or 30% sale price.
These poster are usually in red, so you couldn’t miss them if you tried. I feel happy because I understand that on the 60th of January, most shopkeepers
multinational retailers selling crap know that I have only a few coins left so the sales posters are a way of being nice to….
waaiit for it….
I match into every shop that has a sale poster on. I am listening to Adele’s, Make You Feel My Love. There is no other way I can show myself some love on a day like this.
I even bought a Pomelo on sale! Seriously, sod off and f4£k off with all the freaking new year resolutions! I have been shopping! I have new crap! I feel temporarily elated. And don’t you dare give me that crap about the elation not lasting! I am perfectly happy with temporary bliss!
I have no fresh groceries but who cares?! I can raid the freezer for the next 3 days.
If you are good with the January planning, can I move in with you for a couple of days?
#YouAreNotCrazy. You are #Passionate.