Random story

06 Jun

I am with my friend C and she starts telling me how she nearly fell in the bandwagon of consumerism. Of shoes and clothes do not fall under that consumerism tag, those she says she can have 99 and they still wouldn’t be enough…

She had getting pressure to get a better phone since she is in mid level management, she couldn’t understand why the fuss was all about since her 4.5 inch Samsung was okay as far as she is concerned, who said size doesn’t matter? They lied! So she decided to scout for a new phone. She finds a nice 5.0 inch that really awed her. Now what was left was to go get it.

One day she goes to the bank withdraws the sum, because the ATM was could not cater for her requirements. She heads to the phone shop asks for it, she hold it, likes it imagines how nice it would be having it. Then she remembers how she usually has to put in late hours and most times she doesn’t use a cab and a car is not a priority yet and it might just get lost like she has lost many others. She calmly returns it to the sales person, walks out, and heads to this nice cake house orders a tiramisu and thinks about how stupid a decision she was to make, then laughs at herself.

She then goes back to the bank and deposits back her money. The teller must have been left wondering if she just wanted to have a feel of money, or she was feeling low and money made her feel better, people have different and sometimes weird lift me ups you know don’t look at me that way. She then goes to the office and tells her colleagues if they feel that she needs a better phone that bad then they chip in with their own money she won’t refuse, but for now she is happy with her 4.5 inch… I don’t know what we were talking about when that story came up, I don’t even know why I remembered it this morning. I don’t even know what the moral of the story is…

Have a random weekend gang 🙂


Posted by on June 6, 2015 in Just Random, Stories



10 responses to “Random story

  1. henry mwenda

    June 8, 2015 at 4:32 am

    moral of the story..we should think twice before we spend cash on phones

    • Mackel9

      June 8, 2015 at 6:37 am

      That could be it, because I am seriously searching…

  2. minnie

    June 8, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    nice one …..moral of the story….. at times its good not to give in to the pressures of the world………..:)

    • Mackel9

      June 8, 2015 at 12:56 pm

      Oh yes, you are you, you do you! :-). Beat your own path and follow it…

  3. Kbaab

    June 9, 2015 at 10:46 am

    New diggz, eh? Swanky!

    • Mackel9

      June 9, 2015 at 10:59 am

      Mpotevu, what’s good from the far away lands? Yeah got a something bigger and one I could tinker with, though I have been lazy at the tinkering…. Karibu chai 🙂

    • Savvy

      June 9, 2015 at 12:28 pm

      Kbaab si umepotea?

      I know consumerism too well, spending money on something bigger and better that you don’t need, to get features you won’t use!

      • Mackel9

        June 9, 2015 at 12:38 pm

        Couldn’t have put it better Savvy… The worst part that us what every marketer us trying to convert us into…. You should have seen the crowds in that garden city mall a couple of weekends back… Even yours truly was there but as an independent observer *I’ve always wanted to use that*

  4. woolie

    June 30, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    Great story sir. Now here is the deal:

    Not every story has a moral
    Not everyone wearing a uniform is a copper
    Not everyone who laughs with you is your buddy

    I work in a place – a charity shop of sorts

    They take in donations from the generous public
    and sell them to those whose budget is a bit manic

    A random woman came in today
    and guess what I heard her say

    I have lots of clothes in bags in the boot
    and shoes, sandals and even boots

    Some of them unworn
    and still with labels on

    Just don’t tell my dear husband
    I am addicted to shopping so

    Thanks again, sir

    • Mackel9

      July 1, 2015 at 7:58 am

      Maybe it is a disease, maybe it is trying to compensate for something, I do not know, but the marketers have learned that and capitalized on it… did I just hear you say Goodwill? 😉


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