Thursday, October 01, 2015

Waking Up To Manhood

[Heavy snoring emanating from the ground floor bedroom]

"Nnanna, Wake Up! It's MONDAY already
Your mates are at work, and you are here sleeping heavily
After all your late nights and mysterious gallivanting
Not even 10kobo or 1 Naira, you have been found wanting"

[Stumbles out of bed and into the bathroom]

"It is well my son, I have put it before God
Take a shower and get ready, have faith in our Lord
I have called that my friend, the owner of that oil company
Go to his office, tell him who you are, and he will treat you properly"

[Struggles to knot tie in front of a mirror]

"Look at your room, see this mess, I am tired of begging you
Be serious, clean up your act, or no girl will consider wedding you
Seeing things like this, brings me a lot of pain
People laugh at me because I'm living with your shame"

[Flings the duvet over pile of untidy clothing]

"Here is a packed lunch, hold transport money
The driver will take you there, so you can't try anything funny
First impressions matter, so smile whenever you can
Go with God my son, the time has come to be a man"

[Grabs briefcase and walks out the door]