Bisi spoke from experience, seeing as she had married into a super wealthy home despite being from a lower middle-class home.
Prior to her marriage there had been endless disputes over her husband marrying down, and her family’s wealth being all too recently acquired.
A couple of days ago, while having drinks with some friends at Intercontinental hotel (which turned out to be a horrible experience, as the place is nothing like a 5 star hotel…or even a 4 star -the food is substandard and the roof of the bar leaks), a friend mentioned her recent experience on a date.
She had gone out with a guy who, although was wealthy, obviously had a working-class background.
And as a result, there will be a lot of negative pressure, tension, conflict as well as a sort of imbalance in the relationship, making it difficult for the couple to last long or even survive.
Of course, financial equality does not mean cultural equality, so you wonder why he attaches too much importance to simple things like good food or designer labels.
He, on the other hand, gets exasperated by your easy-come-easy-go spending attitude.
While he had asked her to pick any venue -a way to let her know he could afford her tastes, he had hinted on the food being overpriced (although, he could clearly afford it) and exhibited terrible table manners.
Also, he had felt the need to talk about his achievements and how he had risen above all …as though she made him feel insecure, and he needed a form of validation from her.