Too broke to spoil her, but look who had the last laugh!

Soccer Laduma - - Make Your Point -

I re­mem­ber that by the time Valen­tine’s Day of 2014 came around, I was poorer than a church mouse, that R70 was all I had. Sens­ing the un­ease on my part, my girl­friend told me, “Don’t worry. Let’s just chill out­side in front of my house and just chat the af­ter­noon away be­cause that will mean a lot to me. I know you will make me laugh and your jokes will be enough for me. I will sleep well be­cause I love you and you are the per­son I want to spend the day with.” These words should have been enough to make me smile, but sad­ness was killing me in­side and I felt weak as a man, as I was sup­posed to spoil my woman. I couldn’t take her out and we just bought 2 litre Coke and chips and sat out­side her house. I don’t know where the jokes came from, but what I know is that she laughed and scream so loud that her cousin sis­ter came out from her room to join us. Even though I was not on good terms with the cousin at the time, she en­joyed my jokes my jokes and we shared the cool drink and chips. Look­ing back, we still joke about that day and I guess it’s safe to say it’s cre­ated a mem­ory that can never be erased. The les­son that came out for me is that my girl­friend showed her un­con­di­tional love for me and that it shouldn’t be about the money. The best things in life are free. As I’m speak­ing to you, I am learn­ing to save the lit­tle I have for any fi­nan­cial prob­lems that might creep in, in fu­ture.

Capitec com­pe­ti­tion win­ner, Sakhumzi Mjolo

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