Uncle Agony dear,
There’s this girl I like so much and I’m trying to ask out. She says she likes me too but every time I call her, she asks for airtime. We’ve never talked without her asking for some financial help to solve a ‘small problem’ or airtime. Is it normal? Is she really into me or my material stuff?
Stranded Dick dear,
In this era of erratic international violence, you’ll find that it’s politically friendlier to use your name in full. Unless your sub-girlfriend is on MTN, her demands are a little irrational. Warid, UTL, Zain and Orange all charge 3/- per second when calling across networks. Then, all four telecoms have a “free calls all day” package. UTL has Endobo, Orange has Gyekiri, Zain has Kika and Warid has Pakalast. So if, for example, you were to send her airtime worth 10,000/- today, it would last her an average of 6 days. So no, it’s not normal. Her main problem is the lack of exposure to advertising which, Richard, I’ll blame on you. Maybe if you bought her a big expensive 12 CD changer radio, a beautiful giant LCD TV screen with DSTV and StarTimes, a stylish internet-enabled laptop or a newspaper every day, she’d be more informed.