BY Mfoniso Ene
I had finished having lunch and had layed down trying to get some sleep when I heard a knock at the door.”Ohh who is this one na,”I murmured.Despite the lockdown,some humans have refused staying in their homes and have taken the risk to go for food hunting in people’s houses.
Still on my bed,i shouted”who is that?”the person at the door replied”It’s me o.”I hissed in disgust,wondering why Nigerians can never answer questions correctly.Maybe that’s why English is never our calling.
I picked my polo from the bed,wore it,walked towards the door and opened it slightly with a look of annoyance.The person at the door was my cousin who I hadn’t seen in years.
“Ah ah,coro bby,how are you doing na?”I asked in amazement still standing at the door.”cousin I’m fine o,i just returned from China and felt I should visit you.Its been ages,”she replied smiling.
I looked around to be sure nobody heard what she had said.”Where did you say your coming from again?”I needed to be sure of what I heard.”Cousin please let me inside,what is this one.You haven’t even given me a hug or made me feel welcome.I came to stay for the weekend.”
“Coro bby,what did you say?Don’t you know you should inform a person before visiting?Your not Jesus that should come like a thief in broad daylight.”I became impatient and angry too.
“Cousin is not like…”she tried touching me but I shifted back.
“Coro I am not sure your normal o,dont try touching me.Abi you don’t understand what social distancing is.If witches can observe it,who are you?Oya come and be going”
I started speaking my yeye English,raising my voice,the only weapon I could use to send her away since I couldn’t touch her.
After a while,she started walking away,so I slammed the door behind me and bolted it.I quickly rushed to my kitchen and washed my hands with soap,used hand sanitizer to fanalise everything😂
I didn’t take anything for granted,i just escaped death.Coro bby visited me herself!
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