Starting over (5/7)

By Drum Digital
31 July 2015

The new job was great – until the boss’ girlfriend stepped in.

She could say she was missing Cape Town, her family and all her friends there. It was difficult to stand and watch the hard-working Thabo being taken in by a woman like Maggie.

Then one day, on her day off, Phoi saw Maggie at a restaurant in PE Central with another man. They were gazing into each other’s eyes, oblivious to everything that was going on around them. Phoi felt a ball of pain in the pit of her stomach. Maggie was only marrying Thabo for the good life he could give her. Phoi knew there was no point in telling him about the other man. And there was no way she could stay in the job once the couple had tied the knot. It was hard to witness Maggie making a fool of Thabo. Phoi couldn’t understand why he didn’t open his eyes and see her for what she was.

And then, one morning she heard Thabo’s angry voice coming from the office. He had been online checking bank statements. “You spent nearly two grand at the spa last week. What on Earth were you thinking?” “What gives you the right to yell at me like that? I’ll spend what I like. Besides I have to look good all the time – and that costs money, Thabo darling!”

To be continued...

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