What’s more important when choosing a spouse, particularly as a lady in a part of the world where men are expected to shoulder most of the burden of taking care of the house – is it about what they have now or what they could potentially have in the future? Since no one can see … Read more
Yesterday, I went to have a meeting with Bola Ray at his plush EIB office to catch up on some few things that are in the pipe-line. I wouldn’t fly into Ghana and out without the Bola Ray catch-up ritual.
I have seen the #iOSVsAndriod conversation and this reminds me of an encounter I had with a certain someone in Ghana, in relation to iPhone. The person, who lives in Ghana and has to pull the hair in her nose to buy iPhones–unlike me who get the latest iPhones or Phones on upgrades or can pay as little as just 15 pounds a month for the latest phone if I want, passed a “shallow” comment about why someone like me should be using a small iPhone. I looked at her in the face–all shocked, because of her stupidity. If I can afford over 2000 pounds iMac or 1500 MacBook, how much is the latest iPhone that if I really wanted it, I wouldn’t get it? I am not a big phone person and therefore all the talk about the latest iPhones do not push me. I had an iPhone 5C–and when I was due for another phone (upgrade) not long ago, I asked my operator which was the last small iPhone made, and was told it was iPhone SE so I opted for that. I, therefore, have two small iPhones, the 5C which I place local sim cards in when I travel abroad and the latest I took, SE–which contains my UK sim card. This person saw her phone, which I have bought more than 5 of them as gifts for people as somewhat the defining factor of her status–and actually wondered why I was not using the latest/big iPhone. It’s interesting how broke ass Ghanaians are obsessed with things they can barely afford. Let their phone screens break and it will take forever for them to fix because they can’t afford a new screen or can’t even find an authentic screen anywhere near them. Let their phones get lost, and they will be sliding into someone’s inbox to ask for a phone–ready to trade sex for one even. Those who will get instant replacements via insurance when their phones get lost or are broken do not really care and do not make a big deal about phones.