I got scammed by an Itallian restaurant

Hey Creatures,

Before I get into this post, I was reading a post I made a month ago about changes on the blog and I started it with ‘Hey Creatures’. It got me thinking, should I put an exclamation mark behind it?. In my head, I’m saying hey creatures with excitement but for some reason, I assumed that is how people read it. You know what? I will add exclamation marks for the next couple of posts -let’s see how that goes. Okay! back to post.

Hey Creatures!!

A while ago I posted about an encounter I had with a blogger on WordPress who was glaringly racist, sexist and just plain stupid. I ended up blocking him but that’s besides the point. Honestly, his nationality did not matter even then and now but while I was typing this post, I remembered that he also happened to be Italian. That would make it two bad encounters which is nothing compared to the thousands of positive experiences I have had with Italians in my personal life.

Anyways let’s get back on track, so I and some of my colleagues decided to go out after an evening of work. After much deliberation and a sprinkle of confusion (no thanks to me), we decided to eat at an Italian Restaurant. We entered the restaurants and were directed to our seats. It was packed and a little hot, leading me to use the drinks menu as a hand fan-not that you needed to know that but oh well.

Anyways, after looking over the food menu , we all chose the 2-course meal option as it was cheaper than just choosing a plate or two of food. We told the waiter that we would be picking the 2-course meal option and the waiter followed by taking down our choice of Starter, Main and Dessert. There was a new dish on the starter menu which was listed under the 2-course meal option, which I picked.

My colleagues and I were looking at the waiter for an explanation because I was right. Then she explained that the starter that I had ordered was not part of the 2-course meal deal so I would have to pay the full price for that , additionally as I ate meals from the 2-course meal option, so I would also have to pay for that too and my drinks as well. It made no sense because I should have been told beforehand that it was not a part of the 2-course meal.

Anyways, I ended up paying. I have no words to use to describe it except that I felt scammed but at the same time the food was really nice. Also, the price difference was not very large so I didn’t feel comfortable causing a scene about it.

Overall, even though I ended up paying, I am happy that I spoke up about it and if it isn’t already obvious, I don’t plan to visiting this restaurant ever again.

Okay that’s it for this post, see you in my next one!

3 Best purchases I made in 2021

Hey Creatures!

As I have expressed may times on my blog, I don’t like spending my money on unnecessary things, in fact, I don’t like spending my money. Period. But when I do spend money , I try as much as possible to make sure it’s worth it.

Anyways last year , I bought many great things , but in this post I will be mentioning 3 of my best purchases I made in 2021. These items have been so helpful and I hope to use them for at least two more years. So let’s get into it.

My Phone Cases

I bought this off of Ali express for £3.99(including tax) which is about ₦2,252. When I first got them I got it in the white and pink colour(Left Pic). After using it for a while , I loved the case so much that I decided to get it in black and green(right pic). My phone has fallen multiple times but with this case I am well assured that my phone safe because of the design of this case. I LOVE IT.

My Hook Earphones

OOOHHH this one right here! Who remembers when I mentioned in my post last year on Wednesday wins about being gifted the left ear of hook earphones (Link to post). Well, I ended up getting my own and all I have to say is money well spent. I bought this off Amazon for £22.92 which is about ₦12,940. I carry this almost everywhere, super convenient. The case is also a charger for the earphones which has proven useful on multiple occasion . It also has a touch feature so I can change the song and volume without touching my phone. I LOVE IT.

My Water Bottle

If you have seen any of my Smoothie post on my blog, then you would have seen this particular water bottle.I bought it from a B&M store for £2 which is about ₦1,128. I have purchased bottles ranging from a 2 litre , 1 litre , 700ml to even 500ml but none has satisfied me like this 450ml bottle. I cannot explain why but I just love it.

To round up, I am really happy with these purchases. I honestly use them on a daily basis and I am happy with the price I paid for all of them.

Okay that’s it for this post, see you in my next one!

People I want to thank for purchasing my blog Domain| Wins-day!

This is old news but I realized I never really celebrated this win on here.

For some weeks, I was thinking of ways to better my blog. With many ideas flowing and with soo many decisions to make. One thing I always wanted was to have a blog domain. Not because I want to be a ‘super’ blogger or seem more serious or anything like that. I just wanted to know how It would feel.

So I bought it. On the first day of the year, my blog changed from ebitimicreates.wordpress.com to ebitimicreates.com . How cool.

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I consider this a huge win and this is super amazing. So as a winner that I am, I am going to point out the wins that I am grateful for leading to the mother win.

God and myself– God because there are many valid reasons why I don’t need to continue blogging, there are many thoughts I could be having that will deter me from this path, but the light of God which shines through me has allowed me to continue this journey. I am proud of myself for being confident, consistent and willing to blog. I am proud of my blog , my blogging journey and my blog growth. Have I said I am proud of my self ?

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My family-The opportunities my parents have given me is the reason why I have a laptop , I have access to a school that has computers , and I also have internet access to even think about blogging as a hobby. My siblings are God sent, I can’t imagine life without them, they are literally my support system. I am blessed to live a life I am happy with and I am also blessed that I have people that contribute to this happiness. The life I have been born into is a privilege that many do no have. For this, I am truly honored and grateful.

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Obliviously there are other aspects of my life that I am grateful for but I am shouting out these people especially because of the financial role they play in my life. They are the reason why I am able to live life comfortably and at the same time spend money on a hobby by paying for a blog domain that I frankly do not need.

Thank you all with all my heart.

To round up, if you are getting an award soon and you need someone to write your speech for you . Please refer to my contact page. I will be charging a small fee. Enough to renew this membership next year because I just might be broke. It seems like buying blog domain is for the rich.

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What are you grateful for so far into the year?

5 lessons I learned from The Tinder Swindler

Hey Creatures, (Okay this is a new thing. I want to start having a fixed intro but I’m not sure so I want to try a few posts and see if it’ll stick)

In today’s post, I will be giving my thoughts on The Tinder Swindler on Netflix and lessons I learned from this documentary.

Starting this off , I didn’t know what to expect. I actually thought it was a movie like a fun, relaxing, entertaining movie. Almost like the ‘YOU’ series on Netflix. I’ll tell you now, It was not. and I blame Simon for that.

Summary

A group of women who were the victims of a dating app based swindler join together in an attempt to hunt him down and recover the millions of dollars that were stolen from them.

My Opinion

First of all, let’s talk about Simon. He kept on telling these women that his ‘enemies’ were after him. How Ironic because now his enemies are after him-the women he scammed. Like honestly ,how can someone be this evil? How can someone live comfortably off of people’s money, that they stole?!

These women were ultimately victims in this situation. However, I cannot imagine my self ever being in this situation because of my relationship with money. This documentary was literally an eye opener for me. It taught me some things about life and confirmed some of my ideologies as well.

So let’s get into it

1. Do not lend out money you cannot do without

I am honestly surprised that people don’t follow this ‘rule’ in the first place. If I have £1000 and someone asked me for £900. I cannot lend you that money because if you can’t pay it back, I will be stranded. So it really surprised me that Perlina was willing to lend Simon 30,000 dollars that she was supposed to use to buy an apartment. Even though she could afford to give him the money at the time, clearly she couldn’t do without it if she has a GoFundMe open with the other girls he scammed.

Bottom line: If you can’t do without it ,don’t do without it.

2. Research everyone to the best of your abilities.

I have had this done to me before but I just thought it was odd. After watching this documentary I realize how important this is. Before meeting someone you meet online, research them. This obviously didn’t work in this case because he had changed his name and edited pictures to back up his lies and fake Identity. But, I still think this is important because it might save you from your very own swindler and it’s just a great idea to me.

3. Never leave a conversation with the other person knowing more about you than you do them

This is something I am currently working on because I talk ALOT. Granted that most of the information I tell people about myself are general information. However, I realise how easy it is for someone to learn about me and possibly manipulate me along the line. Also, I think talking less in a conversation will improve my listening skills and make me ask more meaningful questions.

4. Always get your friends involved at some point in your romantic life

Obviously you do not need to take advise from anyone on what is best for your relationship but you should at least have someone to confide in , in situations like this. It could be your mum, pastor or even your therapist, if not your friends. My point here is , it is good to hear out opinions from people around you that genuinely want the best for you. Even hearing opinions from people that don’t like you can be helpful too. Just listen because everyone cannot be talking shit.

5. Do not take out a Loan for anyone

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Please do not take out a loan or in the case of Cecilie-9 different loans- for anyone. You know what? Love is blind so let’s say you take a loan out for someone. Make them pay it back before taking out another. Simon was able to forge documents making it seem like he had sent the money so this was part of the ‘scammery’ that Simon did. So I get it. Now here’s why I cannot imagine myself in this situation. The first point I mentioned, I cannot give you what I do not have. Second point, if I don’t have it someone else will and that’s not me.

Okay that’s it for today.

Rating: 4/5

if you haven’t watched The Tinder Swindler, I highly recommend it. If you have, feel free to share your thoughts!

Bye Creatures!