By Nairaland Forum Have been very busy all through today trying to fix some things,
So after all that ,decided to go to coldstone to grab some ice cream to calm my head.
Seated inside,wasn’t so pleased while I was having it because I saw a lot of things I don’t like.
1) Parents pampering unruly children. If you carry that behaviour come close to me I will give you a stern warning infront of your parents regardless the outcome.
2) Treating maids like subhumans. Nigerians are very fond of this, like it’s so easy to spot the maid amongst them because usually they cloth them in rags,their hair always turn to baobab tree under their watch whereas their kids always look fly and fresh,they are being talked to so rudely and with so much authority whereas their kids who might probably amount to nothing in life are always spoon-fed and get the best treatments,seated at different tables even though they came together, atleast the one I see today them try buy am ice cream sha
Anyways,got uncomfortable with the whole environment and left.
Got to my car,a kid (10-12yrs)approached me and asked me for food money or something ,didn’t respond as I usually never do cos I really don’t like begging ,but then as I was about to leave ,I asked the boy why he doesn’t get a small job instead rather than beg?
His response shocked me till now.
He told me if I could buy him a box of pure water to sell,that I will not see him there again begging.
Was dumbfounded as I didn’t expect that kind of a response from him considering his age and also I thought he was one of those career beggars.
I wanted to give him cash but didn’t have any,I told him I will come back,and left.
Now I wanted to go and withdraw and give him cash but on a second thought, I said why don’t I go and get him those wares instead rather than hand him cash?Atleast he will have to work to sell them off to generate cash from it ,which will teach him some principles of money atleast.
Went to the closest store, bought Ten 12bottles/pack bottled water ,load up and head back there.
Looked for him a bit around and later found him sitting helplessly,hopelessly,aimlessly on a culvert looking very frustrated mehn,probably thought I won’t come back.That thought still never commot from my head like this.
Anyways,handed them over Read More
Source:: Nigerian Chatter