I don’t know how many are like me, living in the Diaspora is not easy pissy as my little one would say. There is so much on your list. When I talk about list, I do not mean the grocery list or home keeping list but many Africans like myself have a long list of relatives who depend on you to send money to them every month for one thing or the other.
Their list and demands are inexhaustible, its from one to the other. We are know and realize things are not rosy back there like in the developed world sometimes but I still try to explain that money to pave the streets of develop Nations like the United States either.
You work for what you earn. it is what we call back home “work and chop(Sic) (workshop)” but would they ever see reasons with you? No not with many big boys from overseas. The question they ask is how did Mr. A make it in the same country and you don’t? Surely dollars don’t fall from trees or pave the streets.
In other to fulfill all righteousness, its trying to satisfy their needs all the time to avoid talks but those that really help solve the problem because most times we end up denying ourselves basic things like good clothes, shoes and other necessities to enable us meet these relatives needs. Many of them dress gorgeously every weekend for parties at your expense, while you are shabbily meeting their demands.
If you dare to post any photo of the hand me downs you can afford so as to meet their needs on social media, they are always the ones quick to call your attention to how shabby you look. Which is a disgrace to their personality, asking you to remove such photos.
These relatives knows and puts on designers clothes, shoes and carry the latest designers bags which those sponsoring them can not afford. From christian Dior, to tommy, Aldo to name but a few, well for once I feel things have to change this new year. I can’t always be seen in public with second hand in diaspora, at least let me start shopping in stores like Macy’s for myself and other designers for my kids too.
Abi them swore say make I work for others alone. Is it a crime if I start wearing designers too. I want to start spoiling myself, so every list be on standby this new year. Can’t take any list this time, when my list is completed, then I will meet others. Thank you everyone, starting with myself and me alone. Macy’s here I come.