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The Best T in the city: Being the last one to find out

By Katlego Sekhu

Being the last person to find out about things is not the best of feelings. Whether it is good news, a big family secret, or essential information at work, you do not want to be the one who gets the news last. 

On The Best T in the city, Tbose asked Kaya 959 listeners to share when they were the last ones to find out about something.

Reactions from Kaya 959 listeners

A listener revealed that she was the last one to discover that her ex-husband used their child’s savings to spoil his side chick.

“I was the last one to find out that my ex-husband had bought his girlfriend a car with the money that we saved for years for our daughter. It was up until we separated that the girlfriend showed up at my place driving the car looking for my husband then,” she said.

“It’s painful; next week, we have something happening at the house. My mom has never told me anything. I only found out from my uncle recently,” shared a disappointed listener. 


3TSpoons on: How to deal with being the last one to find out.

  1. Don’t take it personally: Sometimes, people may feel it’s in your best interest not to tell you certain things because they don’t want you to be stressed. 
  2. Return the favour: It’s normal to be upset when excluded, even if not done on purpose. It is from this where you also need to ration what you share with others. They didn’t share, then return the favour. 
  3. It was not for you to know:  For some people, some secrets or certain news are a burden. So, being the last to know is a blessing in disguise sometimes.

Read Next: The Best T in the city: Is it the makoti or the in-laws’ fault? 

Written by: Katlego



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