Hashtag #KeepTheChangeBae has been trending on Twitter recently, because a date went wrong.
It’s all about a young man, Pablo Ayodeji who took a lady, Ore on a date. Afterwards, she told him she was not interested in a relationship with him which did not go down well with him.
To express his displeasure, he took to Twitter to rant, calling the girl hungry and saying some girls are mad. In his mind, once a girl agrees to go on a date with you, it means she will agree to be in a relationship with you.
He probably thought he would get supporters but he got more than he bargained for as the girl reacted by transferring 5000 to him which is the total amount he spent on the date, 3800 and an extra 1200. She asked him to keep the change.
That is how ‘#KeepTheChangeBae’ started trending and is still trending, but see what most Nigerians have all learnt from the trend below:
1. Every disappointment is a blessing
Since this happened, both Pablo and Ore have become famous. Several brands have been offering them mouth-watering gifts. When it all started, they never expected it to become this big but it did. That disappoint you experienced might just turn out to be your greatest blessing.
2. Nigerians will take advantage of anything
This #keepTheChangeBae story, while the guy takes the capital L, Wema Bank happens to be the biggest beneficiary – Free Publicity.
— Wale Adetona (@iSlimfit) March 30, 2017
Everyone is tweeting about #KeepTheChangeBae and brands have refused to be left out. Most brands have seized the opportunity to advertise what they do.
3. Be careful what you post on social media
— kunmi odunoku (@enitimoni) March 30, 2017
Once you post anything on social media, it becomes public property and you cannot take it back. It will still be there for years to come. Even if you decide to delete it, someone somewhere would have a screenshot. You do not bring all your problems to social media and stop washing your dirty linen in public because all people will do is make it worse.
4. A date does not equate to a mandatory relationship acceptance
I have noticed with utter disgust, once a guy spends N100 on a girl, he feels entitled to her, where did that come from? #KeepTheChangeBae
— Myke Ikyaator (@Erm_Eye) March 31, 2017
Just because you spent money on a girl does not mean she has to pay you back. It is not like she begged you for it. She was on her own until you came along to ask her out.
5. You don’t have to depend on a man
Some girls can never do anything for themselves unless a man is paying for it. Women should learn to be independent. Ore has surely given some women inspiration on being independent.
6. People will disown you when you are in trouble
— Fowowe.A.B (@Mr_Bovic) March 31, 2017
Nobody wants to be associated with Pablo. Everyone is just bashing the poor guys. Do not be surprised that his friends are among the people trolling him. In life, people will desert you when you are trouble.
7. Everybody makes mistakes
Pablo has apologized to the lady but that has not stopped Nigerians from dragging him on social media. People will forgive you when you make a mistake and owning up to it.
8. Nothing lasts forever
With this #KeepTheChangeBae trend Dino Melaye will rest for awhile. Moral lesson: Nothing last forever.
— Gbenga Adene (@GbengaAdene) March 31, 2017
You think people are talking trash about you, do not worry, it will pass. Something else will happen and they will forget about you and move on to the next one.
9. Everyone has an opinion on social media
— Chidi Arua (@ChidiArua) March 31, 2017
Even those who are guilty of the same thing as Pablo are dragging him on Twitter and calling him names.