Money is not the root of all evil it is the evil! Had she tried to blackmail me? Like I said at the beginning, my wife’s sister was like an open pit when it comes to money! This was a precedent I was not willing to allow because she would bleed me dry. I asked her if there was any other way and she retorted by saying so its true! I had just confirmed I was cheating by trying to negotiate. What was I doing? I told her that was this was the last time I gave her money and she said nope it was only the first. She said that she would tell her sister what she had witnessed. I was stuck. I gave her r200 and again she said I was not taking her seriously. She took her phone to dial and I upped to r500. She put down her phone and said with a big grin,
It was at this point that she heard Lindiwe’s door open! I don’t think she had actually noticed that there was a downstairs in the room. She came to see who it was. Lindiwe was fully dressed as though she was going to work. She walked into the room and was very formal in how she spoke. She asked,
“Is this your wife Mxolisi because I heard you on the phone?”
I immediately said no it was my wife’s little sister who was on her way out. Not to be outdone, Khayakazi asked her who she was and Lindiwe referred to herself as Adv. Mvuleni and that she was my colleague. Before she even finished she turned to me and said she was off to see a client. She said one of her labour unions had asked for a brief so she must cater to it since she had today. This woman was so efficient she actually had serial killer tendencies. The way she kept a straight face it was as though nothing happened last night at all. When did she even bath?
As soon as she left Khayakazi asked why she was in the same flat as me and I explained how we were seeing similar clients so it made sense. We did the research together and it was cheaper on company funds. She said she was not my type as “you like the dumb pretty ones!” That was a snide referral to her sister and I made it clear that I did not welcome that. The sisters did not get alone to such an extent that they even fought constantly about everything. I told her I was taking her to breakfast because I had a two o’clock meeting. That was a lie but I needed to get rid of her. She turned me down and said why bother go for breakfast when she already had money. She said she was leaving and just as sudden as she appeared she left! I hope she gets hit by a bus!
Alone again I called my wife. This time she picked up the phone and she sounded jovial. She told me yet again how sorry she was because of her jealousness. She explained that now that she was working she was starting to see how there are reasons to be jealous. Before she did not care because she could not put faces to competition but working with so many people she was surrounded by it. She also said something I did not expect. She said Khanyi told her to be careful of her boss because he was getting too friendly. She said she was so happy and appreciated the friend that Khanyi was and she thanked me for allowing Khanyi to stay in her life. I asked her where Babalwa was and she said she did not know because they hardly ever spoke. She also mentioned Azile, and said she worked at reception. In her mind the girl did not like her and kept on giving her the look. Yeah women have a look they give each other when they either disapprove or do not like each other! Guess it was that look. I remember Azile. She was the receptionist who greeted me when I went. I reassured my wife that she will come around its just office politics. What else could I say in this situation? In a man’s mind usually a women sees situations which are there! Women have too many squabbles and too many fights and it does not met which environment they are in. It can be church, workplace or even at her local society or stokvel! There will be someone she will say either does not like her or she does not like! How this comes about to be honest I do not know but if the lord made us the same where would the fun in that be. I warned not make enemies at work though being a new person they can make problems for you.
Eventually I got a chance to speak. I explained to her that we had requested to share one 3 bedroom apartment. I did not say two. She was a bit taken aback but I immediately explained that we were keeping late hours and because one was three floors down before with the elevator not working it did not make sense to us. I also invited her to come see for herself what the set up was. This was more as reassurrance I was not really inviting her over. She would just be a distraction and follow me around. She told me that she was fine with it, surprise surpise as long as I knew that had a beautiful wife waiting at home for her. That’s another thing, beautiful women normally don’t feel threatened by women less pretty than them. Fact! They judge quickly and often dismiss their threat even quicker! This explains why growing up in most crews there was and is only one stunning girl and the rest are not! Gives her all the time in the world to be queen.. I did not however tell her that her little sister had come because I figured if I did it would appear the only reason I told her of Lindiwe and I was because of that. I was happy though. My wife was back!
When I got back to the room I decided that bathing was recommended. I could not find my watch though so I figured maybe in my drunken state it had fallen in bed. I went to the bed and flipped off the covers! Shock!
In hotels they give you these crisp white sheets! Why? Because they don’t fade in colour after all the washes! Another think that they do very well is retain stains. I am a guy and as all men we know and I know what the stain of a wet dream looks like! At my age however we don’t have wet dreams so the only thing that can cause a stain like that is if either you masturbate and cum or secondly, if you had sex and some of your sperm dripped onto the sheets!
Had we had sex last night? Without a condom? Heaven help me!
Michael Nkululeko Maphoto (fb)
Thank you for reading my letter. I am 27 and am unhappily married to a 33year old guy. Ever since I gave birth six months ago my love for him just disappeared. I don’t want him to touch me or even cuddle me. He did absolutely nothing wrong that I know of and he is a good man. I don’t want to lose my husband but I do not know how to find the love I once had for him. Do you think I could be bewitched or maybe he pregnancy did something to me? Please help me before I lose a good man.