Most of the women i know enjoy interesting relationships with their moms. They love hard, they fight hard and most importantly (LOL), they gossip a lot about the people they know. So a few weeks ago, i came home late from work and had this conversation with my mom. I just remembered cos my mom is out of town and she called to mention one of the parties in this story.....
Uzo: Mommy good evening
Mommy: How r u? How was work?
Uzo: Fine...How was the shop?
Mommy: Fine. Oya come and sit down. I have gist for you.
Uzo hastens to sit on the bed. Bring on the gist / gossip
Mommy: so remember i told you i saw N the other day coming out of a strange road?
Uzo: Yes. And people are free to go wherever they want oh. Mommy, the road you saw him come out of is not strange. You just dont know what he was doing there.
Mommy: Sisi...listen jare.
Uzo: Okay. Go ahead
Mommy: So today, i got the real gist from Mrs B
Uzo: Oya tell me
Mommy: He is having an affair and that is where his mistress lives. Down that street
Uzo: No way. He cant be having an affair. How can?
Mommy: Abeg jare. But his mistress is a blind woman
Uzo: Ehn! How can?
Mommy: Yes oh! Imagine
Uzo: How did he meet a blind woman? I mean there is nothing wrong i am sure....Although...But how did he meet a blind woman?
Mommy: In his office.
Uzo: He has blind women in his office? But he is an architect..How? What will a blind woman be doing there?
Mommy: Doing her work of course.
Uzo: But how? What will a blind woman be doing in his office?
Mommy: Look...they are having an affair. Can you imagine? And his wife knows the blind woman
Uzo: Mommy i still dont understand.
Mommy: What is there to understand? They are having an affair. But Mrs B said that his wife caught them in a compromising position oh. That N is not talking to his wife over the scene she made so he has been staying with the blind woman for a few days.
Uzo: This is serious oh
Mommy: Exactly. All i know is that i will tell your daddy that if N or his wife come here to discuss it, we should be quiet and not say anything
Uzo: Na wah oh. But mommy - a blind woman. Haba. How does she know if she even likes N? I mean...Anyway, maybe its because N has money.
Mommy: What do you mean? These women dont care. Besides he is a fine man
Uzo: But how will she know?
Mommy: Kilo n se omo e? What do you mean how will she know? She has eyes...
Uzo: But she is a blind woman...
Mommy: And so
Uzo: If she is blind, how can she see him?
Mommy: Blind? She is not blind
Uzo: You have been saying the blind woman since...what do you mean she is not blind
Mommy: ...pause.....Oh....(at this point she begins to laugh hysterically)
Uzo: What is so funny now?
Mommy: She is not blind. She makes blinds
Uzo: She makes curtains?
Mommy: Yes now. Blinds and curtains are the same thing. How can N go out with a blind woman? Where will he find her? Uzo sef...
Yup... A conversation with my mom....