There are times when even a lie cannot get you out of a situation no matter how good a liar you are! They say the truth will set you free but whom am I kidding, this truth will only set you free from your life! There is no way my mother was not going to kill her or us. I had told her of the disrespect. This not a case of #1000blackwaystodie to do! No, this was worse than losing your mother’s tupperware nor was this a simple matter of calling her by her first name in public! This went deeper. Violating someone else’s personal space the way my sister had done was beyond redemption. Even I could not find my way around it. When we girls are in love we are talked into doing stupid things by the guy that we are seeing. Most of us, the weak ones here, will do anything just to please him. Some girls are chameleons, they will change everything about themselves just to please him. I have known girls who dumped all their friends some from childhood simply because they had a new man in their lives. Really girls how stupid are we to throw away all we have built for someone whom I can guarantee you will not throw his friends away for you. What’s worse this guy usually won’t even marry you. The point is, my sister as far as I know had always been naughty, she called herself a bad bitch even at her ripe old age but she had never actually done things in the home. She must really love this guy for her to have done this. Love! Eish that terrible thing that has ruined most women! We kid ourselves and say it’s the best thing ever but that’s the bullshit that makes us feel great against all odds!
“Judith come here this instant! Don’t make me come there!”
She screamed out again. She was boiling. She was so angry I could see her veins pop out. What ever happens I did not want her to kick out Judith again because I definitely needed her to baby sit. Honestly if I believed in ancestors and all that jazz this is the point I will be saying something was trying to prevent me from taking this job. I have no doubt whatsoever about this. Every turn I had taken there had been one drama or the other. My phone rang and the sharp look my mother gave me meant I hung up the call without even looking at it. I kept my eyes on her the whole time.
“Yes ma what’s wrong? I was still putting away things in the cupboard!”
Judith said as she entered the room! She saw what my mother was holding and immediately she froze but tried to act as natural as possible. She lifted her hands on her said and casually said,
“Ah ma we know what condoms are why are you showing them to us? Really”
She said trying to make it seem like it was not as big a deal as she was making it up to be. She laughed even at the end to make it seem like it was some joke.
“Why is this in my house and under my bed?”
My mother asked her angrily. Note how my mother was directing her questions to my sister and not me. It’s because she knew there was no way in hell I could have done this. That’s the problem with being a problem child when ever something happens the blame is usually placed on your shoulders even before you confess.
“I need and answer young lady!”
I wanted to jump in but on this one I was not qualified.
“I think it’s mine.”
She said quietly.
“Did you have sex in my room?”
My said angrily but my sister looked at her with such a look of horror on her face that even I was convinced by her deception.
“Haibo ma you can’t honestly ask me such a thing? Why would I have sex in your room? That is the ultimate disrespect and for you to even ask me that shows how little you must think I respect you.”
She said and my mother snapped and said,
“Just answer the question!”
My sister responded defiantly,
“No mum, I did not. I had sex in my room. I am sorry I was excited and…”
My mother, my newly violently mother through her shoe at her angrily!
“What is wrong with you honestly? How could you have sex in my house?”
She screamed. Parents are unreasonable though. They act as though they did not break their virginity under trees, in cars, boyfriends house or their own houses once upon a time. In fact most high school kids have sex in their own homes when their parents are away. I was not shifting the blame on my mother please don’t GET me wrong. My sister was sexually active and my mother knew that. It was her idea that my sister should bring her boyfriend hoMe so we knew she was safe. Ever since that had happened my sister had stopped disappearing for days.
“No mum you don’t understand,”
She said jumping out the way.
“Kagiso proposed to me and I said yes, look!”
She said showing her the ring. My mother froze. My sister waved her ring from a distance so that my mother could see it.
“I am sorry I got excited and we wwere celebrating in my room I don’t know how the wrap ended up here. Maybe someone set me up!”
She said with a serious look on her face. In the house there had been two people, her and me so she had basically said I set her up! I was not happy with what she had just said though no matter how badly she wanted to get herself out of this jam. My mother looked at me and said,
“Did you do this to your sister?”
Of which I immediately said no.
“This man who wants to marry you, what does he do for a living?”
She asked her.
“He is a manager at Pick n Pay?”
She said with a smile on a face but you should have seen how her response had drained the blood out of my mothers face and to a certain extent mine. Had she not told me that he did something else, white collar stuff I can’t remember!
“He works at Pick n Pay?”
She asked again. My sister said yes and I don’t think she realized where this was going. I did. When your parents send you to good schools, you live in a good neighborhood there are things they do not expect you to do as they have expectations for you. Marrying a guy who works at Pick n Pay was certainly not one of them.
“You are not marrying him!”
She said coldly.
“What do you mean I am not marrying him?”
My sister asked incredulously.
“You heard me correctly. You are not marrying him!”
She said crossing her arms across her chest still holding the condom wrap in her hand.
“But I love him!”
“And I love you too! That’s my instruction you are not marrying him!”
My sister looked her dead in the eye and responded,
“Like hell I am not!”
Battle lines drawn!
***** The End****
Michael Nkululeko Maphoto (fb)
Dear Mike. I hope these letter finds u well,My name is Thobelani Ngobese I stay in uMlazi,i work in the Air Force as a soldier.Bhuti Mike I write this letter to invite or help the guys that have graduated but not working or those who are working but they are like me,they get paid on a payday but get broke same day,i need people who have goals,people who are willing to b helped so they will help others,i need people who see them self’s some where in life.good people I was introduced to a business called Network Marketing these business doesn’t need your money or anything we just need your mind and your body to have money,my partner who joined 3 months back he started with R7 000 yesterday he got R20000 because his a hard worker,we don’t rob people bhuti Mike or what so if u interested in this business you can send me your name and surname on these no…0740273473/ call me if u want 2 on 0747903196 your details it for me to book you a seat in our business seminar that happens on a weekend where most of us are not working.
Mr Maphoto please help me to help our community so we will stop saying Government is doing anything for us,on addition good people it’s doesn’t matter if u working or not,who ever read these and do as I’m asking he/she will never regret…”Success is about how many people you take along with”.