Seriously. I don’t know what lesson God is trying to teach me. Or should I say the universe is trying to teach me because my God is too loving to knowingly allow me to undergo such trials. When this happened, I mentioned that there was a story for another day.
Well, the story was that the painter that Osumi contracted to do up my house decided that he had landed home. How? Work that was supposed to take 1 or 2 days took about a week. Why? I don’t know. He just thought it was cool to work slowly and wait for me to come back home in the evening for us to chat. By the second day, I had caught the drift and gave myself enough stuff to do after work and was getting back home very late. On the fourth day, he painted one wall halfway and left. When I called him to ask what the problem was, he said that he needed to speak with me face to face to explain the problem. I requested him to report to work abit early the next morning and he agreed.
Hakuna chai ya asubuhi, was the first question he asked.
Huh? Did I invite this guy for breakfast?
Ni sawa, pengine kesho utanipikia.
Okay, so why did you paint that wall halfway?
Rangi ili isha.
You couldn’t tell me over the phone that the paint wasn’t enough?
Umekua wapi hizo jioni zingine?
How much is the paint?
It is okay, I can buy it and then you can refund me when making the final payment…. But can we leave the house together, you can give me a lift to the shop then you go to work.
Anyway, I came back home that night to my bedroom wall painted with a very thin layer of green that wasn’t what I had asked for. But up to date, that is how it still looks like. Why did I not request him to put another layer of paint on it? Because of the text he sent me that night.
I loved you from the first saw
Woi. I didn’t respond to that text. The next day I received another message
You are assuming me and I loved you from first saw
I also ignored that one.
Until I received the next one
Coming tomolow to discas our love
I thought my woes were over because God helped him to disappear. Until the guy who washes the cars in the estate decided I was going to be his project. Hipilicious kept on insisting that there was something wrong with him but I never did see it……
9:30pm phone call. ‘Uko wapi? Unajua kuna wezi siku hizi? Please usichelewe kurudi nyumbani.’
8:00pm phone call. ‘Gari yako si iko chafu? Kwani ulikua ume enda ushago? Uliniletea nini? Utaenda lini tena? Si tuendanishane hiyo siku ingine?’
10:00pm phone call. ‘Sasa!!! Uko wapi? Naona gari lakini mataa zako zimezimwa!’
8:30pm phone call. ‘Haiya! Hiyo simu imelia ni kama hauko Kenya! Gari yako iko wapi? Na ulienda bila kuniambia? Yaani hapo ndio umeniweka!?’
9:00pm phone call. ‘Seeeeeemmmaaaa!!! Umerudi!!!! Si ukuje ufungue gari ni oshe saa hii!!!’
8:00am phone call. ‘Kwani bado umelala? Ebu amka! Gari iko safi, kuja uende kazini!’
Thank God I now have all his numbers and I don’t pick his phone calls any more. At first I used to get so worried when I saw his phone number because I thought that the loft was on fire or something. So he now washes the car when he wants to and when I feel that the interior should be cleaned, I leave the doors open.
My current worry is with the office gardener/driver. He is such a tiny, shy, polite and unassuming person. He is so kind, there was a day I was unwell and he came to pick me up from the hospital. Quite a nice person. The only communication between us has been ‘Please bring my car’ and ‘Your car is here’.
Till he started sending me messages intended for someone else. And they were in Luhya to boot! So when it got out of hand, I sent him a message telling him that he was sending messages to the wrong person. And when he responded I was in shock. Masha helped me decipher the messages…. Can you?
For those who like me thought the texts were in Luhya…….
- I love you too – I hadn’t mentioned that I loved him so how did that even start. I think he has watched too many movies and he thinks the dude is supposed to say I love you too….
- Kamanili kosa boli – Kama nili kosa, pole. If I did something wrong, sorry.
- Wulibata sms – Ulipata sms. Did you get the sms
- Kuna kitu ninataka nikwabiye lakini ninaokoba – Kuna kitu nina taka nikwambie lakini nina ogopa. There is something I would like to tell you but I am scared
So last night he sent a text, ‘Please call’ ….. I am off to deal with that situation right now.
Njenva’s Rambling will be on a break till when my amazing boss comes back from leave in 3 weeks time. Things are thick! 🙂