I like newspapers. Regardless of what various people may say about newspapers in Kenya only playing at newspaperyness, I do enjoy certain papers at certain times/certain authors...or maybe it is because apparently my standards are low.
I never read some papers though, on the basis of grammar alone. You know who you are. But I digress.
The other day I was leafing through one of my usual favourites. For some reason (I say this because my usual MO is to skip this part) I was looking at the fashion pages. I have always known that the prices on these pages are ridiculous, but I still get shocked at the prices that some of these people put on that really should be a fraction of what they believe the worth to be. And when I say a fraction,
I don’t mean a quarter. I mean like a 32ndth. And then they have the audacity to write things like ‘price on request’. Those shoes are 5 sock. What do you mean, price on request??? *insert expletives* I really think the clothing industry/design industry in Kenya is deceptive. This is not New York, it is Nairobi. And whatever similarities we have to the Big Apple end with theft (yes, yes, like in prices of clothes. See how I did that?) I get that Kenyan designers cost a buck. But they shouldn’t. Because if we want to become a self-servicing (haaaa) nation, no one is going to buy your 15,000 shilling coat. Furr real. They need to petition the government (naomba serikali) to reduce...I don’t know where I am going with this. Find listed below the cheapest places to buy clothes. Yes, they are secondhand. Move on (the ‘cheap’ firsthand places, like Mr. Price, have all the quality and staying power of one wash/three walks in town. So moving on swiftly):
Because I refuse to buy a dress for 8,000 shillings.
p.s. Did you know that Asile, the Chinese leather shop STILL has that discount sale going? I guess when you can’t sell a bag for 12,000, you try to sell it for 3000?
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