By: Natasha Archary
A South African woman laughed off a man’s attempt to get her attention with his ‘disrespectful’ R50 e-wallet.
Sharing screenshots of their exchange, Twitter user @yayasc tagged her friends in the notification of the e-wallet transfer because she was not going to ‘laugh alone.’
The stingy exchange reached Midday Joy with Unathi and a discussion around whether there’s a ‘disrespectful’ e-wallet amount ensued.
Detailing the scenario, the woman explained that her “older gentleman” had set up a coffee date with her but got caught up in an emergency. He then suggested sending her an e-wallet to make up for the date he missed.
guuuuuuuuys 😂😂😂😂😂 waze wangang’hlonipha umfana ona-47! ung’sukelile ek’seni wathi let’s go for a coffee date, updates towards midday ukuthi he’d be here in an hour…gwiqiqi sekune-emergency yespani eStanger and he needs to rush there, axolise axolise axolise and then…
— MaChamane (@yayasc) September 7, 2021
While some social media users agreed that the amount was too little, others felt the woman was being materialistic.
“You should never assume people have the same spending habits as you, no matter how alike your lifestyles may be,” one responded.
“Everyone has their own unique and independent relationship with money. This relationship impacts how people prioritize spending their cash,” explained Bonnie Tsai, an etiquette expert and founder and director of Beyond Etiquette.
Another point to keep in mind is that how someone decides to spend their hard-earned money is entirely up to them. In this regard the gentleman did not promise his date a lavish dinner at a fine-dining restaurant, they were to meet for coffee. R50 seems like a fair amount for coffee, right?