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Expensive Valentine Day gifts.... Not for me

08 February 2016, 14:13 Shakila Alivitsa

Nairobi - I was recently having a bad hair day and I had to go to the market. So I just tied a scarf and went about my business. Being nice can at times get you in very hot water because a certain vendor is now thinking we can be in a relationship and he should be my Valentine.

On another note, one of our local hotels has offered a 5.4million shilling dinner date for the next weekend. I am sure you know who. So I thought who would pay for that; for just a weekend? Then I heard that there were several offers, I am not sure if that is a marketing strategy or they really were there but since someone paid for last year’s I am sure that another crazy person is also ready.

What would I do if my better half decided to pay for such an extravagance? Leap in joy because they were so thoughtful and wanted to spend on me?

Definitely not, I would clobber him over the head. That would be my first reaction. First if I see him heading those sides and not changing towards another lane but the one leading to that hotel; I will definitely kill him. You don’t joke around with such amount of money for a one time extravaganza no matter how romantic you are trying to be.

If it is someone you are about to be engaged to or committed to, that should sound of alarm bells for you no matter if you think they can afford it. It is not that people cannot afford it, they can but sense steps in because they know they will wake up the following day with responsibilities. Being romantic is nice but being stupid has never had a good look for any couple.

If it is your spouse, ask them to give you that money because it seems to be itching them heavily in their accounts. Ask for a refund. In fact if they have to, you would rather they just give you that money so that you can help them spend it on more wisely ventures. Not everyone has sense though, there is that one that will be falling all over themselves to have such an experience no matter the financial problems they may be having in everyday life.

Just imagine spending such a high amount and having an emergency the next week or month and having to ask someone for it.  Still not convinced? I think you can buy a car or something, something you can still stare at and drive after one day rather than something that you will not have proof of rather than a receipt. But that’s just my opinion.

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