This past couple of weeks/months has been really stressful for me, but has made me understand the importance of building trust.
If you're familiar with what is happening in Nigeria, then you should know that for some couple of weeks now, there has been less and less cash in circulation by the central bank of Nigeria. I don't know why they're doing this but this has seriously affected the lives of almost everyone. I said "almost" because I hear there are some politicians who have lots of cash stored somewhere but that's a story for another day.
Some of you might be wondering what the lack of cash and trust has to do together, well I will tell you. Due to the lack of physical cash, a lot of us now rely on doing bank transfers to retail sellers to buy even the littlest of things.
But then, that wouldn't be a problem if these transfers were going smoothly, but they're not. I once made a post here, talking about a lady I had sent money to after purchasing some foodstuff from her, and how she didn't get credited until about three - four days later and that only happened because she knew me.
Unfortunately it doesn't happen everywhere else. There are people who will refuse to give you the goods you paid for unless they get credited which then becomes an issue, because not only will you go home with nothing to eat, you also won't be able to buy somewhere else because you already sent the first retailer your money that she hasn't received yet.
I've been lucky to have experienced this just once, unlike some of my friends who complain everyday about not getting what they had paid for because of the "stupid network issue".
Today had almost been a bit different though. I had gone with my friend to buy some foodstuff and every shop we had sent money to didn't receive it before we left. I honestly don't know why they let us go (a part of me thinks its because of my innocent face), but I made a promise to return back to their shops later this evening to ask them if they've been credited, which I did.
I had gone back to every of the three shops, hoping to get some good news from them but it had been the complete opposite, none of them had gotten credited. I had asked them to wait till the next morning but then that's it, if they don't see it by tomorrow morning, I really don't know what to do because this people don't know me, so they don't trust me.
Them not seeing it by the morning will probably confirm their suspicion that I'm a fraudster trying to defraud them and then I probably will be forced to pay them again.
I really hope it doesn't come to that, so please pray for me.