I was in a cab today, and trust me and my chatterbox mouth, somehow somehow…the driver and I started gisting. He told me how he actually prefers working in the transport sector here in Port Harcourt than in Lagos, even though his wife and five kids live in Lagos. According to him, a day’s drop (a drop means a solo ride in a taxicab in this beautiful country called Naija) could go for about 10,000 naira (RIM please add the naira sign to your keypads, abi we never buy una phones taya? 🙂 )…and I was like: who pays you 10k? He was like girls like me. Hmmm…like me? Is he sure they’re like me? Me I like to stroll o, no be even trek! 😀 Money is spent as the owner so pleases o jare…no be so? The driver probably thought I’d want to match that price range, abeg make e carry go…I no fit shout!
But seriously, life ain’t no competition. She’s wearing Armani, and you’re wearing Nkechi designs…so? No be tailor sew am? I know some of my friends will say “designers are different now…” But truth is, are you buying the designer label cos you appreciate the quality of the garment and you CAN pay for it, or are you just buying it cos it’s “designer’s”? If the latter is your option, no worry, ‘Christian Dion’ full for Aba!
Why am I saying this?
I have seen a lot of people lose focus in their spending habits cos of peer pressure and the crazy need to live like, or even better than, the Joneses.
Money is a servant, a seed and a spirit, and it will be for you what you want it to be, useless or useful. God has given us fundamental rules for our financial growth, that we have to follow in order to grow our wealth, cos we’re all wealthy…as for me I am…cos my Father is the Monarch of the Universe. But I have my priorities…so unlike some other folks, I won’t use my school fees to go shopping for an Ipad, or the Bold 10. I’ll first pay my tithe on my income or my increase. So oga driver, how much is your money…no dey tell me 10k!
Have a great week y’all…Peace. 🙂
Posted from WordPress for BlackBerry.