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Why I say men are clowns

18 July 2016, 16:04 Shakila Alivitsa

Nairobi - See, most of the time I refer to most men as clowns. Someone will thin k, ‘Oh…She is a man-hater…’ ‘She is bitter…’

But I am not, I just think of men as clowns. Normally, I go in with my eyes wide open and I have learnt not to have too many expectations where they are concerned. It becomes a win-win situation- in my opinion.

Some will disagree but when you have come across a couple of Mr. Wrongs while being that wide-eyed girl, it gets you some perspective. Trust me!

So I am talking to this married lady- married for a while not two years but more than twenty. She and her husband have not been in good terms for a while. It reached a point where the guy stopped eating so that ….. Get this, the wife should coddle him so that he can forgive her and he will get back to eat. He was eating sparingly to the extent that he is visibly losing weight.

To get to her incredulous, jaw dropping (in my opinion) story she was narrating how she is trying to get to better terms with him because the pastor told her that it is not good to live like that. When it comes to Jesus and prayer I tend to pick what makes sense to me. I did not agree with the pastor because the man was the one that had gone and gotten himself another wife-secretly and…unapologetically. He has not apologised for that by the way.

Now she was telling me in Swahili, ‘We are talking now but I am looking for a way to ‘bembeleza’ him to eat.’

You should have seen my face after that one. ‘You mean the man does not know he should eat? Or you mean that after you cook, you are meant to sit on his lap and spoon feed him?’ Eeeeeh, you know it is worse when you do not cook or put the food on the table. But when you do and it is there obviously, what more does that man want? Maybe this is why I do not have wife-material skills. I do not have time for this shenanigans unless out of my very kinky heart I decide I want to play some funny games. But beg a man to eat? Laughable.

And people wonder why I am not trying to get married. When you hear some women’s stories and how they are living with their so- called husbands, you will vomit in your mouth.

That idea about partnership is something that goes out of the window the minute you get are hitched hook, line and sinker (read pregnant-no better way to be permanent than being pregnant). You start experiencing the realities of having another grown baby in your house.

One of the many reasons I refer to men as clowns. The minute you start dating some of these people; you are officially in a circus. This is why some women are becoming literally murderous. They have reached the end of their tether!




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