Because you love him

You give him your virginity,right? The mighty purity expected of women who are not yet married. Cautionary tales have been fed to your ears since childhood but you want to take it away because you love him so. Its not like he is going to run away, your friends with his friends, they approve of you and his cousins have heard of you. Besides, he said the magic words; I love you, there’s noone like you, I will marry you some day, I can’t live without you. You default from your principles.

The second month is here, your tummy feels funny. You think it but you dont want to speak it. You try to remember your last red cycle day, you think there is a good explanation for that. You dont want to upset bae with your suspicions- so you keep calm like a hindu cow. You dont want to be one of those crazy girlfriends who men are warned against or are vividly described in the comedy skits. Life goes on as normal; you drink your hot cocoa in the morning, wear your nude lipstick and go through your wardrobe for a fitting dress.

One day when he is a good mood you break the news. He is excited, or atleast that’s what he shows on his face. You think you have it all good. Two years later, problems rise like a fight to revolution. He says, you trapped him with the child, you bewitched him, he wasn’t ready but you did not listen. He’s not even sure that kid is his. Every minute of the relationship is a fight to death; a battlefield. You have scars like a woman who took a bomb to the body.

You decide to leave to spare your one life. Society does not see it that way, you are the woman who couldn’t keep a husband.

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Supermarket.

Being educated is a good thing. An educated person in Africa is viewed like a supermarket- they have everything.  Variety is a quality best propounded in  a supermarket. There are books, utensils, baked products, beauty products,accessories and many more.

Being an educated person means you have a variety of things that you are good at , not only are you a specialist in one particular field but also every other field. Get this, being a good teacher automatically means you can prescribe medicine to your students. Knowing something here and there about electricity means you know everything about phones and laptops.

Its the unspoken/spoken expectation of you- its even in the society bible. There is the notion that you  have multiple -IQ’s.  And this is according to a rigorous research done citizens of earth.  You are a supermarket.

You will visit your village and be expected to solve problems even the MCA can’t.

“Hey Timothy, hows you? Your mama told me you are currently at Masinde Muliro University pursuing a bachelor in Business Admnistration”

Innocently, Timothy will answer with a yes. Unknown to him, he will become the stamp of the village’s every decision.

“Hallo Timothy, are you busy today? come over by my house, the vetinary is here, come see if he is doing the correct thing.”

Timothy aint even sure the course he picked is the correct thing. Timothy don’t even know what the correct thing is.

“Hallo Timothy, is this the correct number as given by your mum. Oh it’s you, have you met my son’s current girlfriend? You haven’t? Let me tell you (1 hour later)Go advice the boy”

Tim out here being given the role of a peer counsellor. The only peer he knows is where p becomes a b to be ‘beer’. He’s a beer counsellor. Also his sentences end with…hmmn na mayengs.

“Carol,” a woman calls out. Carol want s to be a writer in a few years time. Besides that, being in campus means that she is qualified to prescribe and diagnos sicknesses.

“Caroline come here, the doctor did some tests on my blood and said the biopsy revealed some toxins in the system. Look at me Carol, am eating am walking, si the doctor is wrong.”

Caroline picks the result slip and googles to gain understanding. She then says that the doctor is right. Because of Caroline, the patient will stop disagreeing with the proffessional doctor.

Appreciate the bother though;

The opposite of this is depressing. Imagine being educated and not a single soul bothering to borrow light from your candle. Being a supermarket is a good thing means you have a variety of things to offer. If omo is out you sell ariel. If one of your skills runs out work with another. A supermarket lives in you.