South Africans waste no time sliding into Bill Gates DMs and take ‘shooting your shot’ to another level.
The Microsoft businessman and his wife of 27-years Melinda announced their divorce earlier this week, with Bill transferring $1.8 billion in stock to Melinda as a parting gift.
Since the announcement social media users have shared screenshots of them sliding into Bill’s DMs. It all started with a Ms Zethu Ntfulini shooting her shot and hitting up the 4th richest man in the world.
Bill Gates is getting a divorce, so slid up his DMs this morning like pic.twitter.com/uFG202jEOj
— Zethu💞 👑 (@MsNtfulini) May 4, 2021
She shared her slick slide-in on Twitter which had people in stitches for her childish typo, “Hey Bill, My name is Zethu, can I be your shoulder to crayon? You’ve always been my type,” she typed in her message to Bill Gates.
Criticising her grammar and silly typo, tweeps suggested she fix her English first. Zethu wasn’t the only South African to have taken advantage of the Gates’ divorce announcement.
Zethu isn’t the only woman to have seized the opportunity, Bonang has also seen a gap and taken it. She admitted that she has sent messages to both Bill Gates and Jeff Bezo, the CEO of Amazon as well.
I’ve DMed him….Jeff too! Send me prayers ❤ https://t.co/bRX0xPaZAQ
— Bonang Matheba 👑 (@bonang_m) May 5, 2021
Khaya Dlanga shared a voicenote that has been shared on socials, seemingly sent to Bill as well. In the clip the daring declaration goes, “Hey Bill, I wish I had your picture. I would zoom every day, even three times. You are beautiful. You are gorgeous. In fact, you are more than that.”
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Then there are the more coy DMs like Quinton sent Bill, which is a little less direct. Quinton expressed his concern for Bill and sadness about his divorce. He advised Bill to never worry about money and to let Melinda take it all. “Trust me I know how peaceful it is to be broke,” he ended.
Just shoot my shot 😅 pic.twitter.com/JQtzjX6Qlj
— Quinton 💲 (@Quint09_sa) May 4, 2021
When last have you shot your shot? These guys have shown us that life is short so take it as it comes and make the most of every opportunity.