I was having a discussion sometime ago with a friend who is a designer and she was so angry about a certain designer who has been copying her designs, I laughed it off and told her she should be happy she is inspiring someone. She didn’t agree. Well, now I know how she felt.
I moved into a new estate like six months ago and I was surprised at the lack of unity in the estate. I like organising things and bringing people together, I do it at church, at work and in my former neighbourhood. So I started planning how we can come together as residents of the estate to organise meetings, activities and kids’ events that will foster unity and a community spirit.
I told my neighbour about it but she dismissed it, she said I should forget it, that she has been living there for a while and she can tell me that it won’t work.
Some weeks later she came to me and asked me sarcastically about my plan, I told her I will start working on it immediately after the two months probation at my new workplace. She listened really well to all my ideas this time but at the end of the discussion she still squeezed her nose and said I should forget it.
Two weeks later, I got a letter inviting me to an estate meeting, she and her husband and two of their friends initiated the meeting. They made a presentation using all the ideas I had shared with her. I was shocked!
After the meeting I went to her and asked why she went behind me to do this, she said she had always had it in mind before I even moved into the estate, and that it doesn’t matter who brought the idea, as long as it is done we should be happy. I said at least she should have told me to be a part of the commitee, knowing how much i wanted this, she then said she would rather have married women on the committe. ( i am a single mother)
People love the new development and everyone has been praising her for bringing them together, she is the centre of attraction and a celebrity in the estate now.
This may sound petty to you, but it hurts so badly and it has made me shed tears.
– hurting lady