Me when I was growing up,my mummy did not tell me a lot about girls.She probably wanted to avoid stoking my interest so soon. Even when I considered myself grown (some say I still behave like a baby),our talk did not shift in that direction,well because I was grown. I am curious,but the type who wants to pick experience by observing from the sidelines. I did the same with swimming,and look where I am. Still at the shallow end.
I can say I have picked up alot of experience from the sidelines.Alot of it not mine.But I love the saying that learn people’s mistakes,you may not live long enough to commit your own.
During my time on the sidelines,I made friends,boys and girls alike. Friendship with boys is easy,you talk about football,girls and you drink beer.Lots of it. Friendship with the girls is more delicate,you never quite know what you cannot say or can say. During this time,I didn’t date from the fold. So they must have assumed I was happy that way.
Now,here is where I need your help in translating girl behaviour. I will illustrate.
“How may I help you?” he bellows,
“Oh,it is you. Anti I was just concerned. I thought I was the first here,then I see Emma’s name at reception check in.I asked who he is sharing the cottage with and they refuse to tell me……”, a female voice goes on
Mbu since she knew I had not travelled with madam,she got curious.This from someone who I have not talked to for more than five minutes in the past five years combined. This girl can talk.Even when she should be embarassed,she will still be talking be on top of her voice.
I dismissed her banter considering her reputation.
“Stop right there.There is someting I want to confirm.Emma,I hear you said mbu before you were hitched,most girls ignored you,but now that you are taken they throw themselves at you. How can you ?”
Okay I will own up. I did say something like that after a particular incident,which Iam sure you also don’t want to know about,right? Okay,if you insist. Another time.Promise.
Iam just saying,why the sudden interest by someone whose lack of interest was greatly appreciated before and would be very welcome even now?