I hate the horse-and-pony show aspect of the early stages, the faux nonchalance, the job interview feel of it.I get tired just thinking of the time wasted getting ready for someone who you might find slightly more interesting than a soggy box of rocks.They don’t tend to have jobs but if they do, trust me it is not usually a stable job so they have plenty of time on their hands to work out and build on their biceps at the Gym.They like to be players, hustle to get small money and think the ‘treat them mean, keep them keen’ tactics is the way forward with the ladies. 9-8’er ladies man In the UK this would be 9-5’ers but in Ghana office workers seem to work long hours, so close from work about 8pm rather than 5pm.This is the point where every friend I’ve ever had in my adult life chimes in, reverberating like the most irritated greek chorus, to remind everyone that Shamira is insufferably picky and gets in her own damn way. Let’s review as a family if I’m blocking my blessings. The seamstress skills alone warrant reconsideration –I’m always tearing my jeans, and “a partner that does the practical things I don’t feel like handling” is pretty high on my checklist. —Someone has to tell their Ghanaian uncle that no one is buying that he’s 35 as long as he’s dressed as a villain from a 90’s-era Nollywood movie. Weekly updates about all the pop culture, race & politics, Bougie Black People™ shit, and other grand tomfoolery we cover here on VSB. I am interested in moving back to Accra however…*scratches chin* —Highest of fives for being able to find a pair of pants that captures the spirit of the “In Living Color” logo. Plus early heads up about new tees, new contributors, and our events.
So even if they earn much less working somewhere they can wear a shirt and tie, they will take it like that just for the image and to ‘Keep up with the Mensah’s’.I’d rather sit on my couch and eat a disturbing amount of chicken while watching a marathon.That said, I am self-aware enough to note that all of these complaints only apply to men I don’t click with for whatever reason.These type of guys get paid a decent wage by Ghana standards.Some are serious with stable girlfriends that they are working on making their wives in the near future but the other type of 9-8’ers are wannabe players just like the six pack guys…these guys just dote on the fact that they get to wear a suit and tie to work.