Monday, January 22, 2007

The highlight of my weekend

The fuel situation in Lagos means i have had to "ration" my journeys. Aside from the fact that all my crying and emotional rollercoaster of the past few days had taken their toll and manifested in a very weird cold/body ache thing, i just wasnt up to socializing at all this weekend. I had made plans with my new friend/fellow blogger - Daddy's Girl to see a bollywood flick at Silverbird on Sunday and since the Arsenal/Man U game was on that day as well, the plan was for my brother to hangout at Cubes with some guys while we got our movie on.

At about 1.30pm, my brother and I went to see my parents and let them know we were off. My mom looked at us and said "You guys look nice oh. Are you guys on your way to see Aunty V already?"

"Ehn?" - this was me complete with a look of confusion on my face.

My mom called out to my dad. When he came, she said "Didnt you tell these kids that that they are going to see Aunty V today?

My dad said "No. I thought you said you would tell them"

To which my mom replied "Ah. I thought we agreed that you would tell them"

Once that laughable attempt to place blame on each other was out of the way, both parents turned to us and smiled. My mom said "Oh. Did you people have plans? Sorry oh. Aunty V came from the village earlier in the week and she is staying with Uncle J (her son). She called us to say she wanted to see you guys today. Sorry oh."

At this point, i had started with the whole "but we have plans; we cant make it; cant we go next weekend?";....on and on i went. My brother was beginning to breathe funny, a sign that he was getting quite pissed.

My dad stepped in and said "maybe you wont have to go. Call your uncle to explain the situation to him. He will understand"

I picked up my phone ready to twist my words around to ensure we got out of this situation. My uncle picked up the phone and before i said a word he went "Uzi dear. I am almost at your house to get you guys. I hope you are ready because i am very hungry and my mom has cooked so much food for you".

Of course i said okay and hung up. So there we were on our way to a forced afternoon of "fun".

We got to his place and even though we were both fuming, we had to smile and pretend that we were absolutely thrilled to be there. At about 4pm, we mentioned that we were ready to go home. We figured we could at least be at home watching the game in peace. Nope. My uncle insisted that we stay in his house and watch the game. So ended up being there till 8pm.

We are still not talking to our parents.........

8 comments:

Diamond said...

e ya....i really feel for you on this one...gosh...maybe you shud have feigned "not feeling well" to get home quicker...hmmm..there's always next time...

Noni Moss said...

Lolllllllllllll - don't you just HATE that??? When the 'rents conveinently forget to tell you they've made plans for you in an attempt to manipulate to do their bidding?

Like my mother. On the very day I'm leaving, she guilts me into carrying stuff for her and then trys to tell me that I have to deliver it to her friends as "surely, you would be going to greet them wouldn't you?" I'm like NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. I'll carry it for you but I have no intention of delivering anything or going to see any body. Loll - but yeah. I ended up spending a day runninga round doing her errands. Or when she tells me on my way to work that oh by the way - aunty so and so is coming round later this evening so make sure you get home on time - and I'm like I already have plans. She starts shouting - so you wont see her? she's only around for one day and this is a woman who helped raise you as a child and took care of you - blah blah blah.

azuka said...

Lol. I can't exactly remember how many times I've been in such a situation. Some people just plan our lives for us.

Sometimes I think politeness can be a curse...

LondonBuki said...

How annoying!!! You stayed till 8pm?!!! And you were ready to leave at 4? Pele!!!

Bella Naija said...

Damnnn
It happens!
There is always next weekend!

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

sorry to hear that, but parents can be so funny. I bet you they planned to tell you guys like that so that you wont say no. So that in the end you are forced to go. Parents are s good with the way they pull things together. Have a blessed week too.

In my head and around me said...

ouch!!

Nyemoni said...

Oops, pele o! This stuff always happens. Not to worry, you can go next weekend abi?