Ok I feel like in that moment I had become a bit bitchy but I have my reasons. Tidimalo was my ex and the only man in my life who treated me and my son as though we were the only people on earth who must be loved and protected. I won’t lie, up till now I had not considered the possibility of us ever getting back together but I cannot deny that there was the “what if” factor! I missed having a support structure and truly he had been it. Aurelia, wow, she had done so much for me. We had been friends for a long time yes but over the last six months she had become my very best friend. She probably was the one person who has stopped me from killing myself after all this had happened! However, she liked older rich men, something which Tidimalo was not. She was just going to break his heart and then I will lose my two best friends. There was just so much to consider that could go wrong hence why my no was emphatic.
“Ah really Faith, why?”
She asked me before the echo of that No had even died down.
“He sounds awesome and someone my age I can actually hang with! You are always the one saying I should date a younger man, I don’t see why to be fair because they lie, cheat and are stingy and now that I found one you say no. Is there something you are not telling me?”
She protested. I loved this girl though. Crap, she did not know? When I met Aurelia I think I was still with Tidimalo but I doubt I had ever brought him up. When you have new friends you often don’t want to be judged negatively as I think I would have had I said that I had a boyfriend back home. First year is tough. You attract friends by your virtue. Ever noticed how party animals hang out together and help bring each other down? That’s university for you and I was warned of this before I even went.
“He is my ex Aurelia. Please let it go!”
I said protesting.
“I don’t want him as a boyfriend just to include in my very small young guy black book of friends!”
Had she not heard me?
“I am just kidding. You should have said when he was cracking all those jokes. Am sorry.”
She said playfully. She was right though and thank heavens she had no continued further in her liking of him. If I played hard ball I was going to isolate the only people that cared for me. I told her I will think about it after she told me all about her new job and just like that Tidimalo was forgotten. She was quite excited. She said one of the guys she had dated and dumped was trying to win her back by getting her the job. She said it was good for her CV and it was time she stood on her own too feet. I say this always, we can diss beautiful people as much as we want, call them dumb and useless but truth be told, opportunities really seem to come to them easier than the rest of us real people. See why I was a bit jealous of Tidimalo. She won’t even have to work for it to get him. Very simple maths there indeed! That was forgotten soon though, she wanted me to prepare my CV which really excited me. She said this guy of hers was well connected and she might as well use that to our advantage. Corruption is only corruption if it does not benefit you. I live in Jhb and I see so many girls who are Personal Assistants and drive BMWS and GTIs and when you ask her where her parents are based she says Soweto. That maths is definitely not too hard to do. I needed a job. With Mudenda the way he was I needed to make my own money. She can have Tidimalo shem if I got this job.
We decided to sit down and do a CV. You know as students we think by virtue of graduation we must get a job. We act as though it’s our birthright to get these jobs but when you start applying it’s at the point of your CV that you see you know nothing. I had no work experience nor did I have any references. Waitressing does not count not that I had that either. I asked myself how I had spent all those holidays and I remembered, sleeping. It just brought my spirits down to be honest. When we were done I told Meladi that I still had to bathe Amo of which she was only eager to help. I had to teach her a lot of things which made me feel so old. When we were done my phone was ringing on the other side. Aurelia went to get it for me.
The number was private and as soon as I heard the voice I put it on speaker for Aurelia to listen. I don’t know why as girls we can be so thick at times. I know her voice so why put it on private. If I didn’t want to talk to her I will just hangup so no need for the theatrics. It was Meladi. Now this girl thought was my friend as she was now calling me so often.
“What the fuck is wrong with you bitch? Now Mudenda is saying he is missing his thesis and I know it’s you and your witchcraft! Next time if I see you I am going to beat the crap out of you! I don’t know what I ever saw in you as a friend! No wonder why he left you! You pretend to be all good but in truth you are just a skank. What kind of a girl forgives her girlfriend for sleeping with her man? You forgave Zama! Why can’t you forgive me? It’s fine don’t give a shit! I hope your baby dies! I am going to tell Aurelia what a whore you are and you will lose her too…”
She screamed. Somehow Aurelia was now involved in this,
“What would you like me to hear Meladi?”
Aurelia asked her calmly.
She got stumped! It’s the last voice she expected to hear clearly.
“No, nothing! Will tell you in person!”
She responded and hung up!
Did she say she hoped my baby died?
Woman to woman there are simply some things you cannot say to another woman!
She should know better!
Michael Nkululeko Maphoto (fb)
Thanks for daily dose love your work. I’m a 31yrs good looking man I have been told with commitment issues and since I was 10yrs I knew my dick smaller than my friends (14cm erected now), but know I made women squirt but not my baby mama.I cheated first even with her friend and she forgave me. Two years ago we broke up cause she started cheating on she told me my small and I never make her squirt(made her pussy spray liquid out). We have a child n we did we stayed together for two years. My sex partners now want commitment and I think they will cheat too cause m small I tell women m still with my baby mama so they think they sidechicks .Should I get my penis enlarged? My sidechicks always come back.Do u guys know a good doctor who can help me with nasal drip(caused by sinuses close to the mouth leads to bad breath sometimes)? Oh my baby mama had an abortion before us, I don’t want her back,after I had new job she wanted to fix things .She has psycho tendency.