In this age of technology, everybody wants to have their hands on the latest smartphones. For them, having the latest phone or tablet makes them “in” with society. But sometimes, it is this belonging with friends or peers that makes one buy something that they cannot even afford.
A street vendor from Indonesia was forced to spend all his savings in order to buy his daughter a smartphone. The daughter reportedly does not want to go to school because her classmates already had one and she was embarrassed because she did not have one yet.
In one Facebook post, it was revealed that the father noticed his daughter started missing school. He later found out that each of his daughter’s classmates already had a smartphone and she had none yet.
Being a dutiful father, the vendor wanted to give everything for her daughter. He was forced to fork out all of his savings just to buy her daughter a smartphone. The phone was worth around 6 million Indonesian rupees or $641.14.
The Facebook post earned the ire of netizens who were disappointed with the behavior of the daughter. They also felt sorry for the father who worked hard in order to buy his daughter a smartphone that she does not really need.
What can you say about the behavior of the daughter? Would you have done the same thing that the father did?