With a hurt in my heart, I watched him go and hope he learns a bitter lesson about borrowing…


An old shot of the musketeers for fun (LtoR: Alain, Gaby and David)

This week may be kids week on my blogging roll at this rate…

I just have to write this out and get over it while really hoping and praying Gaby learns a bitter lesson about borrowing. I can’t continue bailing him out lest he grows up with that…

The deal is that he is often owing Alain money for different curious reasons. A piece of meat/chicken, an hour with his bike, some candy or biscuit, or his whatever Gaby wants and gives any amount to get.

Yesterday he ended up owing Alain 200frs for whatever I couldn’t really understand. This morning, his school allowance of 200frs was reclaimed by Alain. Gaby wanted to pay in 2 installments, but as they often mimick Koffi Gombo (an ivorian comedian): “No pity in business”. He paid up and came crying to mama about how unfair life is and how inconsiderate Alain is.

I had begged them to stop this lending and borrowing business and David had long stopped, but those two nah they are “Tom and Jerry” to put it simply. Other times, I will be sorry and give him another 100frs, but today I decided to add the cereals in his bowl knowing he wouldn’t get a dime from me for school. He made his bed, mama ain’t lying down with him anymore on that.

He is a popular guy in school with a big heart too. I hope a friend shows him extra love today; but above all that he learns a bitter lesson about borrowing.

Sometimes, some hurt actually helps our growth process from personal experience; what do you think gentle readers and followers?

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2 thoughts on “With a hurt in my heart, I watched him go and hope he learns a bitter lesson about borrowing…”

  1. Je pense que c’est le moment de leur apprendre à épargner, surtout à Gaby qui a tendance à emprunter. Ils doivent mettre une partie de leur argent de coté!!! une partie 10% ou 20% a toi de voir et voila! donc une boite de café bien collée, on y fait une fente et on devient riche tout petit et petit à petit!!! Meme les bouteilles d’eau en plastique pourraient servir de tirelire!
    bon courage et à eux leur sous!!!!!

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