Wednesday, October 03, 2007

I swear this is true.....

My maternal grandma is a trip.....

She does and says the oddest things. She is a great source of concern, amusement and just entertainment to us all. And she always does stuff to top the last incident. Infact, i think i will make her the subject of a few posts now and again.

The latest incident:
  • My grandma and my aunt (who stays with her) are watching TV. Had to be LTV or something like that. And then one of those ads for alternative healers comes on. Well this one is some Dr something or the other - Oko Oloyun (sp). For you all that dont understand this - a Dr of pregnancy. Obstetrician. My grandmother is officially 83 but we figure she is really like 86 or something. She is mega strong and still mega active. So why on earth will an 83 year old woman visit Oko Oloyun? Well i dont know. But my aunt says, my grandma got her to take down his address. So off they went to some place in old Lagos Island. Some dilapidated 7 storey building. Oko Oloyun's office happens to be on the 7th floor. My 83 year old grandma proceeds to march up the stairs and sits in the "waiting room area". Yup. My aunt of course is right by her side. In the waiting room are women of childbearing age looking at my grandma in - i want to say curiosity. FInally Oko Oloyun ushers them into his "office". My aunt says the man looked normal. My grandma is first of all asked to explain why she is there - i am not really sure what she said. My aunt isnt really sure. But she says that Oko Oloyun brings out some machine. Tells my grandma to place both hands - palm down on it. And the machine will analyze her whole body and point out everything that is wrong with her. OOOOh. My grandma got so excited. Did as she was told. Being the drama queen that she is - she swears she felt something. Oko Oloyun now "prescribes" some stuff for her. My grandma pays N5,000 and down the stairs they go and back home. Now my aunt kidnaps the medication and dashes to out house to tell my folks. We listen to the story and take the massive paper bag and bottle of stuff. Contains: A huge bottle of blood tonic, Vitamin C (3 different types in 3 different packs), Omega Oils something and finally a diuretic. LOL. Safe for her to take. But let me ask - as my folks asked: she could have gone to our family doctor but noooooooo, why did she decide to go to Oko Oloyun? My grandma is incorrigible. Anyway, she got her medication back none the wiser. And of course she never told my folks......

17 comments:

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Daddy's Girl said...

What??? LOLLL Wow... your grandma's really something... the way you described it I could just picture her excitement putting her hands on the machine... LOLLL And all the looks from the preggy ladies... LOLL Thank God he didn't give her anything dodgy.

akin aworan said...

Grandmas do the weirdest things at times.. You should have met my Grandma when she was alive..typical strong-headed Ijesha woman.

Jaycee said...

lolllllllllllllllll.....

Strong and funny grandmas are fun to have around...thank God that bag was carefully inspected...

Nonesuch said...

Lol dont we all have them. Old ladies and their antics. man wey no die no go rotten jare. lets Mama be.

Bella Naija said...

LMAOOOOO....she sounds like a trip...all these dodgy doctors! at least he didnt give her anything dangerous

ababoypart2 said...

Grandmas...lol, we all love them

Mona said...

lolllllllllllllllll she is cute

howru missy xxx

Soul said...

ok.. first I'm concerned.

Maybe Grandma thinks she is displayin pregnancy symptoms that's why she went to the doctor.
maybe what she was actually concerned about are fibroids and stuff...

or maybe Grandma wants to get pregnant again.. we must know these things o.
Cos just tell grandma she don't need to get pregnant.. I'm available fordoption. I don't eat much so she don't have to worry :)
all I require is pocket money lol

~Mimi~ said...

LOL! what a trip! she's so funny.

stuck in my throat o said...

your grandmum must be an entertaining person..enjoy her while you can...

Nyemoni said...

Hehehhe!@ very funny! LOL..I'd say a sign of the times is what it is!

zaiprincesa said...

lol...can i say i see where ur mama gets it from???..Pls dont tell her i said that...

Funny Post!

laspapi said...

I think she was bored, Uzo. Sitting around with no one letting them do any active work or planning can make the elderly cook up activities for themselves. But the one she chose? 'Oko Oloyun worldwide'? Na wa o! And the fraud actually brought out a Dr. Who machine to do a diagnosis?

My grandma would sit around with my mother and conjure gist about everyone. Your transgressions (and your father's) when you were 13 years old would be recalled in minute detail by this human computer. Even in the midst of being annoyed, I'd be thinking, "if I live to be as old as this woman, I want my mind to remain as keen as this."

I like your grandma. Here's wishing her strength and happiness.

Mona said...

check out my new post on my friend's nysc registration process - HILARIOUS xxx

Calabar Gal said...

OKO Oloyun huh? I was in stitches as I read this post. The thing with elderly people is that once they've made their minds up, you cant really deter thema nd if your aunt hadnt taken her there, I'm sure she would have found her way to the guy's 'office' by herself - by hook or crook.

...toyintomato said...

..hahaha, i think my grand mum and your grand mum should be friends..
what was she looking for at an OBGyn.

..the wonders old women get to when the have so much time on their hands..
great post