By Anne Mukei
According to her, a meeting with this person would change her life.
She was honoured and excited; she looked forward to the event that was to be held three days later.
There was only one hiccup though — she had no clue what she was going to wear. We both agreed that she had to look her absolute best. There was no two ways about it.
Of course there was the option of buying a new outfit, like women are wont to do on such occasions. But this too, seemed impossible, since she was dead broke.
She also was not able to buy on credit; and she had earlier on made a promise to herself that she would not get into the habit of borrowing money. But she was tempted to borrow, if only for the last time.
Then that evening, as the aura around her was starting to dim, she had an ‘aha’ moment!
She would comb through her wardrobe and see what would suffice.
She immediately rushed upstairs and turned on all the lights in her bedroom (she did not want to miss anything) and embarked on her mission.
She was not gone deep into the task when she saw the hanging belt of this lovely yellow dress she had bought a while back but only gotten to wear once at a far corner of the wardrobe.