During celebrations like weddings, graduations and others, many people pledge cows and other things, but do they ever materialise? Society Magazine’s Martin Bishop asked a few people on the streets.
It’s easier said than done. I was given a cow on my graduation day by my uncle but when I went to his farm to pick it, he called me ungrateful and greedy.
Maxi Ntege, Electrician
I just don’t understand why people make promises that they don’t intend to keep. If all the cows I was promised materialised, I would have a whole farm.
Mpanga Edward, Bussinessman
Yes, some people fulfill their promises and actually give out the cows.
Jackie Luzinda, Teacher
It is really absurd to promise someone a cow and then fail to deliver.
Francis Zahabu, Fashion designer/actor
Gone are the days when people used to honour their promises. Today it would be a miracle if one pledged a cow and actually came through with it.
Rulinda Oxford, Remera
Long ago people used to actually give out cows, but today it’s only an expression. To me the gesture still carries a lot of meaning.
Colombe Ituze, Fashion designer
I wouldn’t count on it, those cows never materialise.
It’s so embarrassing when an old person promises things they very well know they won’t fulfill. Today when some one promises a cow, people don’t even clap their hands for them.
Tabaro Edwige, Gisozi