From how World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva spent her nearly $2 million “allowance”:
I bought three pairs of ballet flats for €8.39 ($10.96) each, calling them my first orders since I took the job. I had no intention of buying them. One pair was from a vendor in my apartment complex and another pair were from the same vendor in Ireland. One of them I had a “friends and family” discount from, so it was cheaper.
Hindsight is 20/20. Here’s the head of the World Bank dressed in a wide-collared, long-sleeved, dark blue suit. Is it just me or does this look like a woman on her feet at a cocktail party?
On Wednesday, the World Bank announced it plans to completely eliminate the use of air-conditioning, including in its offices, to save on energy. The next day, I bought three pairs of ballet flats for €8.39 ($10.96) each, calling them my first orders since I took the job.
The thing is, I didn’t even need the shoes. What a difference $10.96 can make. My shoes are for an upcoming trip. The one I had a “friends and family” discount from, therefore cost $8.38. The second pair, I have already returned to the vendor after just 3.5 months. And the third pair – well, I’ll just return them because they didn’t fit.