Spend wisely and forever have fun with your life

2016-12-08 06:01
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The festive season has begun, and how do we tell.

All the signs are there that we are already in the “big days”.

The seasonal “usomagwaza” is a clear indicator.

Umgidi here and umgidi there. Imicimbi all around us. This is also the time that the phenomenon of watching our figures gets put on hold. January is around the corner.

During this time, men seem the most happy as inyama ijuliwe. Alcohol consumption figures shoot sky high during this time.

My concern though is that this trend of indulging in these so-called soul soothing beverages tend to determine or carve the future of innocent kids if they start early.

From my observation, this season doesn’t come soon enough, for there seems to be an air of change among us.

Behavioural and spending changes.

We overspend in excess during this time. Everyone, from the young and old seemingly gets overwhelmed.

The young believe we owe it to them to buy them new items of clothing and delicious treats.

The older generation seems to think that they need to desperately try hard to part ways with their hard earned cash buying this and that.

Over expenditure breeds overdraft, and the next best thing for them would be the nearest loan shark or mashonisa.

It is not for me to scare anyone with the gory details, but as a responsible citizen, I see it as my duty to send out a friendly warning.

Spend wisely, behave as if December is just like any other month.

Do not partake or indulge in stuff that would leave you with regrets.

Treat this festive season like any other and be scant on extravagance.

Act normally but still have fun. Exercise thrift!

Remember 2017 awaits and do not make 2016 the be all and end all year. Enjoy!

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