I now understand women who don’t date Subaru men
23 August 2016, 17:03
Nairobi - I think yesterday as of this month had to
be the worst day of my entire life or just this week.
Monday evening, started off with a lot of
rain so I panic as to how I will get home and I already knew my hair would look
like a bushman’s after the journey_ natural hair problems.
My friend calls me and tells me not to be
worried she will get her man to come pick us up; obviously I am happy because
1. I save fare and 2. Comfort as compared to walking and of course avoiding the
My problems started when he could not pick
us up but we had to go to his office. No problem! It was not such an
inconvenience until we get there and they forgot to mention that we would be
waiting for the man to close up. Not for 10, 15, or 20 minutes but for an hour.
We are going to Rongai that is a significant difference in making our ‘journey’
I did not say a word but my friend could
tell I was hating it and tells me to relax because at the end of the day, we
would have spent some time in traffic so it is better we catch it while it
eases up (it did not ease up by the way).
I was already missing my death traps in the
form of Rongai matatus; if you have experienced them, you would know how time
efficient they are in making a two hour journey reduce to almost just half an
He eventually decides to leave and we walk
in my head you can imagine the sigh of relief I am making; being a couple, they
even had to argue about getting into the car so we wasted about 20min – I
decided to get in and wait for them to decide when they would want to. And we
are off, but good heavens, my high would not last. The man has to enter the
petrol station- I really hate it when I am already late and the driver decides
to fuel at that precise time; when you left the house in the morning, you did
not know the car would need fuel? Not just that he had to check all those tyres
(root cause of the worst night of my life) and pump them. This man checked but
still inconvenienced us later on.
We get to the highway and the man ‘feels’
that the car does not feel right. You
should have seen my face because I wanted to kill myself but mostly him. We
have just left the gas station and now he feels the car is not right on the
wheels. Lord Jesus, I was ready to kill him. It was now 8.30, and I am still in
Madaraka and guess what that is where we parked so he could solve the issue.
I was thinking we are just replacing the
one wheel with a spare; when I tell you the man rotated all the wheels you will
think I am joking. Have you seen that meme on Instagram with eyes wide open and
blank and the person is wondering their life existence- that was me!
I was not even near them I stood at a
distance because I was contemplating getting onto one of the matatus to Rongai
passing by. That would have been rude, so I had to wait. I was giving both of
them dead stares.
He literally took the spare replaced a good
wheel then moved the good wheel where he thought there was still no balance and
so on. He was getting done at 9:45pm! I have work in the morning, I already
knew I was getting no sleep this night, if only I had paid attention to my
instincts, I would have been home already.
Now because it’s his new fancy car, no
overlapping. I was getting to Rongai, at 1030pm; when I am normally home by 7.
Furthermore, I am never taking my friend
and her man anywhere because I live further. I had to find another means to get
me home after they left me halfway my journey. I alighted cursing them in my
head- can’t make demands in a car that is not yours but I really did miss my
I got home at 11pm. My hair was still a
bush and I was cold and I just had a shot of whisky just so my head can get
back on straight.
My first experience with a Subaru man and I
am grateful he is not my man. The next man I see a man with a Subaru I will be
grovelling on the ground already because I cannot deal.
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