Greed is the downfall of most relationships as it is the men that usually want more than they are getting at home. We are content only for a while at a time but this is where our fortitude end. I was now coming up with devises for spending time with a woman other than my wife. At that time I knew deep down it was wrong but a pig will always go after what it wants even if it is bad for it. Asthandile came to me and said that she was so happy she just wanted to cuddle. She had wanted us to go away together for a while now and this was the best news ever. I asked her if it was necessary considering I had work to do and she kissed me and said yes. She reminded me that I had not held her in a long time which was true. I loved holding my wife in my arms, It made feel very protective of her. Lately between work and I don’t know what I did not do it as often. Things always seem to get in the way of taking care of the ones we love.
My wife told me that she also had good news for me, something that would make me happy she was certain. I was whispering to myself that please don’t make her be pregnant. In this economy honestly it is a miracle really when you bump into young pregnant girls and he I was a working man saying it was something we could not afford. She told me that Khanyi had organized her an interview at the company she worked. I was confused. I know they say keep your friends close and your enemies even closer but I honestly. Khanyi had too many games and this I did not like. My wife said she wanted this badly and it would be nice to work with her friend as it meant she be eased into it nicely. I told her no! I told her I was not comfortable. I asked how much she knew of Khanyi really to already be accepting jobs from her. She was shocked at that no and stood up! The cuddling was over. I could not exactly tell her that Khanyi was doing things with her husband. She wanted an explanation as to why when she finally had an opportunity I was standing in her way. I explained to her briefly that we had only agreed to her getting a job recently. She said that I was being selfish and standing in her way. She wanted to do something and she was sure she would enjoy this job. I did not have arguing points because she was making sense but I had a good reason. I said no and stood up to leave. She came and stood in front of me and demanded to know why not. There was my wife’s Xhosa side! She could stand her ground like no other person I knew. Yes she had her timid moments but when she was dead set on something she never changed her mind. I told her to get out of my way and she refused. She begged me saying that she does not want to do anything behind my back but if I was going to refuse her this opportunity she was going to do exactly that and get that job.
I left her standing there as I went to the bedroom. I had to think of something fast. If I refused she was going to go anyway which I am certain would cause more fights between. If she stayed she would resent me and it would take a longer time for us to recover from this setback. I went back to her. I told her we could try this on a temporary basis to see how she phased into the work space. She was not entirely happy this time around but she fake a smile and said thank you. I asked her if we could sit down so I could explain a few things. I told her that if she worked it meant that every night she would come home tired meaning she won’t have time for us. I also told her that working is not as easy as people might lead her to believe. It takes hard work and determination if you are still new. I also reminded her that I was looking out for her and us. She just agreed but I could see she had lost interest in this conversation. She said she needed to finish cooking. I asked her why she was not getting take out and she retorted,
“So you can complain again that I don’t cook for you!”
I had opened myself up for that one. Right on the chin. I kept quiet.
That afternoon I had bumped into an old friend of mine. His name was Bongani. We had been in the same class once upon a time but he did not complete in the same stream he had started in. I decided to call him just to catch up and take my mind of things. He said he was at home watching the news but we could talk. At times talking to the guys is quite refreshing. I asked him on the other guys that had fallen on the way side and whom he was still in contact with. All in all it was a happy conversation. We agreed that we should have dinner the four of us, meaning him and his wife and us. In my head I was telling myself that if all goes well I would have given my wife a married woman as a friend not a freelancer like Khanyi. At times having single friends is the problem. They do what you can’t do as a married person and that independence is often attractive to one who is married. I needed Khanyi out of my system.
As soon as I hung up I got an unknown number call. When I picked up it was Khanyi!
“Why did your refuse for your wife to take the job Mxolisi?”
She asked me. I asked her how she knew and that I had never denied anyone anything! She said,
“Your wife just called me to turn it down because you were not comfortable with it! What’s wrong with you?”
This woman was confusing. So my wife had turned it down! Why was I not relieved? I told Khanyi that yes the job was inappropriate under the circumstances! She laughed and said,
“You are a bit slow Mxolisi! If I give your wife the job it means that I can send her anywhere with her team on assignment meaning we have more free time to see each other! This way you don’t have to be constantly worried!”
I had not thought of that!
Michael Nkululeko Maphoto (fb)
I am 23 have a 3 year old daughter and I broke up with her father in 2012 and then in Jan 2013 I met this awesome guy who loved me and my daughter and he had “one” son with his “ex” who was now in London because their families didn’t approve of their relationship which I was fine with but in Sep last year his son came to visit because he wasn’t staying with him and that’s when things changed, he didn’t want me to come to his place anymore and whenever I phoned him at night he wouldn’t pick up or his phone would be off and I then found out that his “ex” was back and she had a 2month old baby boy with him and he hadn’t told me about it and our relationship went sour from then onwards then in Nov he told me that she had left and he was staying alone and I even went to his house on Xmas day but in Jan 2014 the “ex” phoned me and told me that they were still together and married and she even came to see me with him and he didn’t deny it. I have now met someone else who has been nothing but loving, supportive and kind to me and my daughter and has never said or set a foot wrong I don’t know what to do because I love both of them but I cant keep stringing one of them along when I know I can only be with one guy. I cant bring myself to dump the first guy because I truly loved him and I also love the new guy too.
Kindly advise and do not hold back in your comments
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