Q Dear Auntie Pearl, there are children at my school who make fun of me because I don’t wear kwaai clothes.
They see me after school or at events and I don’t have all the name brands.
I have asked my mommy for cool clothes, but she says we don’t have money.
From Skaam Kind.
A Listen, hartjie, many of us know what it’s like not to have money to buy all the lekker things in life.
That’s unfortunately the way this world works – some will have and some won’t.
But don’t let a lack of name brand clothes hold you back.
Some people just hide their lelike maniere behind so-called kwaai brands.
Stay as sweet as you are and rather concentrate on your school work, not on these idiots teasing you.
Do well in class, and ignore them – if you stop reacting, sooner or later they will stop their childish maniere.
Be mature, focus on your schooling and do well, and one day you will have a kwaai job and money to buy anything you want.