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Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

How To A Traditional Woman

I tapped my finger on the table impatiently and looked at my watch.I should have been fashionably late.At least i looked fabulous and i was determined to have a great evening.I tried to shut out he would and my friends voice ,but it just kept on ringing in my head."your degree will not keep you warm at night ,"my friend stated emphatically." It never did ."I countered ,"I am pretty sure it's my education job and my other achievements will not keep me company at night.this was hardly news fresh off he press,it was just common sense."When you go on your date ,don't talk too much or appear to be too intelligent.just be she said.I was confused."What do you mean just be?"she signed impatiently and took a sip of her coffee. I could see i was pushing it but i geneinely wanted to know."just be you_ _ _be yourself."further confusion."But am intelligent ," i said ,"If i have to be me ,then i have to be ---"You don't have to be anything !"she snapped . I could see i was losing her patience .I figured he best thing i could do was to shut up and listen.My friend recognise that i look anywhere ,it was he accustory one and before i could married or even be with someone.I gasped in surpise and before i could even ask why ,she answered my unasked question ."you are as cynical as hey come and here's no room for cnicism on world of relationships or dating that matter." By leilah Lkundo

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place less than 2 months ago
  • Location: Stage Mandazi, Kakamega, Kenya
 
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