Spending habits define the Nairobi man or woman, writes Edwin Makiche
We are in the city and it is approaching lunchtime. Operations come to an abrupt end and workers engage a different gear.
Phones begin ringing while many others start dialing across. Chairs start creaking and mouths yawn and salivate.
The cheeky employee switches off his/her Facebook and Twitter windows on the machine.
And with palpable expectation, the slow civil servant announces to members of public lining up for service to "Please come back after lunch".
In Nairobi, lunchtime behaviour is crazy and varied, but everything boils down to one thing â residents of the metropolis are a rare breed.
Here, there is lunch for everyone, everywhere and quality, quantity and price is custom-made to suit various times of the month.
It is perhaps in Nairobi where most workers seem to obey one cardinal law; that from 10th of every month, they automatically change their diets to suit the weight of their thinning wallets.
But Crazy Monday has noticed that not all seem to obey this âlaw of the walletâ. Our investigations came up with an array of city workers, who we have categorised as follows:
This character is found in nearly every organisation in the city but in really small numbers. Majority in this category are men and for them, attention is a matter of life and death.