Africa Expat Wives Club: Inflation
Just going away for our summer leave and as I pay out salaries a little early, have been hit with the usual last minute loan requests.
I got my max possible daily cash allowance from the bank over the last two days and its not even enough! The two ladies who work in our house want more than 350 pounds each! Hands are shaking!
The tragedy is that its for clothes, food etc. for extended family up-country - hardly just to blow on crazy expenditure, parties, shoes...la la la.
My husband says 'set a limit and stick to it.'
I said, 'I feel like a bank....except more like one of those struggling ones in the US or the UK.....'
As usual it's the nagging feeling - Time to downsize or get a job!
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