Useless Column: ‘Baby at 74’
When somebody who’s superior to you by all requirements, begins addressing you as ‘Boss’, ‘Chairman’, ‘’Director’, ‘Chief’, ‘Borsu’ and many others, don’t settle for it o; it’s a rip-off. The reverse can be a rip-off. You are in Accra and somebody decrease than you by all requirements begins addressing you as ‘Borsu’, ‘Chief’, ‘You do all’, and many others. all he needs is a few cash to get going. When you might be in Oseikrom, the title modifications to ‘Director’. Beware! You could also be dashing out cash by ‘hat’ simply because you’ve got been flattered so your head candy you as somebody decrease than you calls you ‘Director’, after which piaa…piaaa…piaaa. You dole out fiftey Ghana! When our aspect chics additionally wish to get us to be activating the mommo line, they begin by ‘Baby’, ‘Honey’, ‘the Love of my Life’, and many others. It is a rip-off o; don’t fall for it although I fall each day.
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Many younger individuals need and are literally involved in making a life overseas. This need has been there since since. They will do something to get there and do what they wouldn’t do in Ghana. You bear in mind I sojourned overseas earlier than and used the title ‘Mr Rosemond’ to work. Because it was not my actual title, my supervisors would name aaaaaaa proper in my face and but, I gained’t hear! I turned speech impaired and listening to challenged by power all due to nokofio! Ao! Hmmm! The craving to outlive is an actual grinding venture. Alla!
While on the streets of overseas in the future, I caught the guts of a fantastic white girl whom I helped to hold one thing into the sales space of her automotive. We fell in love moments after. I used to be 25 years previous then. The age hole was not a lot; she was solely 74! Subtract 25 from it. The distinction is 51! Please don’t fear; my maths isn’t good. The appropriate reply would have been 49! I favored her as a result of her appears had been just like these of my mom’s elder sister, Daavi Agbanor. She was fairly along with her veins partially uncovered with a pleasant set of ‘manageable’ tooth although I later found these tooth had been synthetic. She stated she needed us to marry. I embraced the concept realizing it was my dream to get married to an obroni. People can be singing for me in my village once I deliver her residence: ‘Yevu Yevu Bonso3…Nyama Nyama Bonso3! At least that would guarantee a total elimination of my ancestral poverty which has transcended till now! Away, poverty! She wasn’t as romantic as I anticipated however it is a nice alternative to get my papers too. I used to be bodily very lanky and for someone like that to conform to marry me solely tells me her issues could also be larger than mine! The veins and bones in my neck had been on show. In Avey Dapa, it’s referred to as ‘gakli meets gakpey’ (scrap metallic meets granite stone)! But I’ve to ‘sacrifice’ because it was a well timed intervention to scrap poverty within the household tree!
Ei however till I travelled overseas, I didn’t understand it was that tough to get younger white girls to marry o, herh! So I managed this ‘grandma’ of mine as my spouse however what shouldn’t have bothered me was her lack of curiosity in giving start once more although at 74!
Then the marriage occurred in a church with only a few individuals attending, I had no family attending as a result of they had been refused their visas. I used to be completely satisfied nobody received the visa as a result of my senior brother, Abraham Zogbenu of UG would kill me if he noticed me marrying somebody as previous as my grandmother. The least he would do if he was current can be to chortle at me until I faint; I do know him.
But I didn’t thoughts as a result of the oyibo individuals made me consider age is nothing however a quantity. That factor isn’t true o. If unsure, why aren’t Yegola and Abedi nonetheless taking part in soccer?
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In the church, ‘You may kiss the bride’ Kai! Hmmm! It was a tough scenario however man should survive; I managed to ‘pass that test’ in some way. My brother, you have to be there to see the anger and frustration on my face on the time I used to be compelled by my background in poverty to say ‘I do’
Then we had been to signal the wedding certificates and the church had many residences and the place we signed it was the identical place we had our refreshment. It was a type of condo referred to as condominium. That was the primary time I received to know that the phrase ‘condom’ might truly be present in some church buildings. However, the brief type of condominium isn’t condom o; it’s condominium or in brief ‘corn dough’!
Nothing annoys me greater than addressing my grandma as ‘Honey Honey’ in each utterance that got here from my mouth. Trouble if I didn’t.
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The wahala after marriage? Ala! Anyway they are saying ‘for better for worse’! Today she is ok, tomorrow, I had needed to take care of one medical situation or the opposite and the visits to the hospitals, you’ll be able to’t rely! She would usually let me carry her on the again from the highest flooring to the bottom flooring earlier than driving her to an infirmary. Poverty no good o! I had a younger Ghanaian pal who additionally received married to an 80-year previous man. The story was no completely different. Accra keep by plan however abrokyire keep is by technique.
Every weekend, we needed to exit jogging collectively and he or she had a strolling stick and kissing in public was not frowned upon by their tradition. You ought to see that girl and I as husband and spouse strolling the streets of abrokyire. Besides, she was extraordinarily jealous and suspicious of each single telephone name I made or acquired from Accra. She usually threatened me with extradition and divorce though by advantage of our marriage I used to be already a citizen.
I recall the day my pastor again in Ghana requested me to ship him an image of myself and my spouse. God is sweet! He noticed it and almost had a cardiac arrest as he lined it up with the excuse that the Holy Spirit was at work! I agreed with him and certainly it was solely the Holy Spirit that received me surviving this marriage albeit for a short time. Since then, I vowed by no means to ship any image to anyone once more.
As for bedmatics, I felt I used to be committing homicide punishable by my conscience and as to how I used to be going to do it, simply think about. She favored speaking and will speak aaaaaaaa until I go to sleep and once I do, she would wake me as much as proceed speaking, speaking, speaking. Habaa!
Her meals had been manufactured from raw leaves. Raw garlic and lettuce had been in abundance after which I had a frightening activity kissing and it was a MUST! Eish!
She’s at all times upset with one factor or the opposite and I blame it on cultural variations.
I needed my very own youngsters however with an unimaginable 74 yr previous ‘grandma’ who has declared her intentions to not born, a plan B was imminent. I wanted to return all the way down to Ghana to ‘plant a seed’; she adopted me.
She was in all places I handed and my associates had been simply laughing at me. She stated we should always go to the mall. Whaat! Well, I gave in and on the mall, she needed me to be holding her, arm-in-arm and holding her by the waist. At this level, the Naija tune, ‘All I need is your waist’ didn’t attraction to me anymore. The small girls and boys round saved their fone cameras on us, albeit secretly however I noticed them since I knew their intentions. We made it again to overseas. I bear in mind the day she compelled me to put up the pic of the 2 of us on phasebook and compelled me to caption the image: ‘Me and my Baby”! ‘Baby’ at 74? Ao! What type of poverty alleviation program is that this, I saved asking myself in annoyance!
The day this Mamaga found that I used to be in a severe relationship in Ghana was the day I discovered myself again at Kotoka in chale worte!
Marriage of comfort? Never once more!
While this story is as unfaithful as a mere ineffective fiction, benefit from the lengthy weekend and be good even when it has to value you. My title is Zogbenu and I’ve ‘an excessive amount of cash within the checking account; the right way to share it with individuals is my downside. Come and acquire; I broke cross you. Hahaaaaa!
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