- Muriuki Eugene took to Twitter to bash people for spoiling their girlfriends but ignoring their moms
- This sparked a debate on social media with quite a few people pointing out that is the dad's job
- However, there were some interesting observations made over the post which had Mzansi thinking
Recently, social media has seen quite a few posts of people spoiling their parents and appreciating that they are still able to spend time with them.
A Twitter user, @MuriukiEugene, shared a post online slamming those people who spoil their girlfriends with name brand clothing and perfume but ignore the plight of their mothers and fathers.
He wrote the following:
"You all are Dior’ing your girlfriends but your mom been wearing the same coat for 15 years now."
Here are some reactions to the post by Twitter users:
"That means my father needs to step up his game."
"Mom was also a girlfriend dior’ed at her time. Same coat for 15years I’m sure the quality is worth more than the dior’ of today. Hence she’s still wearing it after so many years... And I would expect her priorities as a mother not to be weighed to those of a girlfriend please!"
"Hahahaha, you really are good at picking these interesting/controversial issues."
"And your mom doesn't have a husband of her own?"
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Melusi Sitshaluza took to the Facebook group #ImStaying to share an inspirational story. He had saved up R375 every month for a whole year.
He used the R4 500 he had saved to treat his parents. He bought their groceries in December, which would last them two to three months.
He urged fellow South Africans to learn how to save money.
"I saved R375 for 12 months and the total is R4 500 in December, I bought my parents groceries that will last them 2 to 3 months. Let's learn to save, people."
In a related story, Melusi Sitshaluza took to the #ImStaying group on Facebook to share an inspirational story with Mzansi. He revealed that he had bought his elderly parents cellphones so they could communicate.
He said they were very happy. He went on to explain that he hated it when people would spend a lot of money on their parents' funerals but nothing on them while they were alive.
"My father is 68 years old and my mother is 62 years old, my aim is to make them happy while they are still alive. I hate it when people arrange an expensive funeral when their parents are gone while they didn't enjoy their life when they were alive I bought two Samsung A2 Cores for both my parents so they can chat on WhatsApp, they were very very happy."
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