Your colleagues are not your friends. Well, not necessarily. A lot of us use the word “friend” loosely. Everybody’s a friend. Because around here, we’re not taught to make the distinction verbally. We feel that it might come off as disrespectful or offensive. (It is this mentality that is responsible for a great many of…
This is not a conventional post. Today, you are going to do the work. We need your help. The way this economy is, regular folks cannot afford to get married anymore without family support. Some of my friends have found a healthy alternative. They just go to court, fulfil traditional rites (in faraway villages where…
There is a journey to monster-in-law hood too. It takes steady practice from a really young age. One simply does not become a monster-in-law overnight. It is not a skill that can be picked up or a crash course that can be studied. It is a full time job.
“Who is that person calling you at this time of the night ehn? Give me the phone”
I quickly put on all my manners and cooed “good evening ma” into the phone.
Mummy Dee: Goodnight to you too. Why are you calling my daughter at this time of the night?
Me: “Ma, nothing serious o, some of her friends and I just wanted to hang with her for a bit. We just got into town and…”
Mummy Dee: “Please, hang with her in the afternoon. My daughter-in-law does not roam about in the night. You people should call her tomorrow morning”
She handed the phone back to her son but before he ended the call, I could hear her in the background…
Mummy Dee: “Children of nowadays sha! Where did you find such end time friends?”