Income inequality in an East African nation

National chain across street had been closed for a bit because one of their workers had had a case, but now their hours were shorter too, did attendant know why? (Was said they were having trouble filling shifts.) Had attendant noticed uptick in business since the National Chain had changed hours? (No.) Wasn’t this place supposed to have closed years ago, been turned into a mixed-use something or other, like all these others going up? (Yes.)

Attendant setting out pastries downstairs heard water rushing from the upstairs bathroom though no one could be in there and guessed the mechanism that sensed the tank’s water level wasn’t deploying properly.

Attendant expressed pleasure that air temperature suited customer at present but admitted that, in fact, it could be rather variable and beyond even the management’s control.

Eastern African customer spoke about income equality in his country — no, in his country everybody is down, he said. There are the people in power there, who are in a different category than everybody else, but a rich person has something like a 100,000 dollars. Nothing like in the United States.

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