At 37-year-old Stella's shop, Joanna, 31; Sheba, 41, and Trish, 26, are flipping through a catalogue for Christmas gift ideas for their men. Stella is travelling to China soon and the girls want her to do some shopping for them...
Stella: Meanwhile, remember the lovely Skechers I got for Alur in the USA?
Joanna: Oh, those are really cool steppers.
Sheba: The ones I almost stole?
Stella: Ok. Drum roll, somebody... Nigger gave them to his young bro without even telling me!
Joanna: Who, Benji?
Stella: Yes. At the tea party I hosted last week, Benji turned up wearing them. My eyes fell out.
Sheba: He he heee! That guy really knows how to provoke a woman. That means he did not wear them even once.
Trish: I can imagine, but weren't they his to do with as he please?
Stella: No way! It is insensitive. Besides, I painstakingly wear some of the not-so-fancy clothes he buys me just to show some gratitude. But to discard of new shoes just like that? I almost yanked them off Benji's feet.
Joanna: Maybe Alur did not really like them?
Trish: Drama queen. It is not like he sent them to the people of Bududa. This is his brother. Your other husband.
Sheba: Trish! What book have you been reading? There is no analysis in treasuring gifts. If someone considers you special and they give you something, then treat it as special.
Joanna: Is that why you are still keeping that old handbag Mr. O bought you when you had just returned from Canada?
Sheba: Of course!
Trish: What?! I hope he even notices how noble you are!
Joanna: Sheba has taught me something new.
Stella: Banange. Does anyone see this the way I do?
Trish: I guess Sheba does. Really, that is something so trivial! Buy him other shoes in China.
Stella: So he can give them to his best friend? Nope.
Sheba: It is not trivial, Trish.
Stella: I am done buying him anything ever again.
Sheba: Don't, until he learns some gift etiquette.
Joanna: Or get him intimate things he can't share. Like boxers.
Stella grumbles that shoes too were supposed to be intimate.