There’s something called a self-inflicted wound.I think it means I caused my own pain.I don’t have anybody to blame but myself.
A good example of a self-inflicted wound is the stress about
people not returning or ignoring your calls.
‘He is not picking my
calls,’ a popular line in Nigerian movies. It comes from picking up.Some people say he is not taking or ignoring my calls.
The self-inflicted wound comes from mathematics.Leaving 20 messages on someone’s phone means
you are not good in this subject, despite the education your parents gave you.
One + one = two.If
someone doesn’t take your call the third time around, it means he or she
doesn’t want to speak to you.Period.Just move on and don’t
inflict any wounds on your beautiful body and intelligence. Math is also a factor when it comes to weekend fun or
holidays.If she doesn’t return your
calls about plans for the long weekend, it means that she has other plans to end
that week and you are not part of it.Leaving messages on Friday, Saturd…
There’ll be tears of joy and tears of
defeat in Sao Paulo, Brazil after the 2014 FIFA World Cup this weekend.
Khala in Zulu means to cry. You say it like car, come, cup.
I find it funny when a little thing that is
three years old tells the mother that his baby brother is crying.“Uyakhal’
umntwana.”He is little
himself.Life is not very difficult to
understand.We laugh.We cry.Banks, the taxman and speed cops make me cry.Crying is ukukhala
in Zulu. ZULUENGLISH Kwenze njani Langa? What’s wrong Langa? Uyakhala Ma. He’s crying Ma. Ngiyabona.Uyakhala I can see he is crying. Ukhalelani? Why is he crying? Ukhalela ibhola lami. He is crying for my soccer ball. Langa musa ukukhala.
Banks think they are slick.They offer all kinds of tempting credit cards around November, in
anticipation for December, the ultimate spending month.
In its 2015 online ads, a credit card famous for its 'status fee’ is even waiving it for the first year.Status fee?No! No!It’s got nothing to do
with the unpaid balance.The status fee
is for the pleasure of carrying such an elite credit card.
Seriously though. For once, I’ll do the unthinkable, defend
banks.They are not the only
culprit.There’s a good reason why
people have more than ten credit cards. Their wallets. You got it.
The average wallet for both men and women has more than 20
spaces for credit cards.Well!People can use them for their social
insurance cards, gym or coffee cards, but that’s it. Manufacturers of these wallets made those spaces for credit
cards, period.Try and squeeze in
business cards.It won’t work. You have
to bend them on the sides to fit in these wallet windows. People who make wallets capitalize on the ego.Our …