Begging. Unfortunately for some it has become the national pass time. Requesting money is just a nice way of saying that you are begging and while some people legitimately have fallen on hard times or may need financial assistance, it has become the norm and a part of our culture to want something for doing absolutely nothing. Remittance has long been the main medium through which money flows into this island and with the corona virus causing an even more severe economic hardship on a lot more people, remittances has increased significantly in recent months.
Dobby Dobson got a lot of flack for his hit song ‘Loving Pauper’ back in the day but honesty counts for a lot in a relationship. A man who has nothing and tells his girl that he has nothing and expects her to stay with him, is not only an honest man but very brave in an epoch when women are known for being materialistic and cynical. A broke man who is either unemployed or under employed has to get creative when finding ways to make his significant other feel special.
… they are said to have big pockets! They are also said to have something else that is oversized and that usually get women scrutinising the male mid-section with blatant curiosity. As long as they have been storytelling, there has been the tale that men with big feet have large penises, hence those who sport shoe size eleven or larger can be seen strutting around like peacocks.
So last year I moved house as I needed to downsize not so much in space as I love space but in finances. I was paying out way too much money each month for rent and utilities and was close to eating ramien noodles daily to survive. That is so not me!