I was walking on the street of Nairobi when she called me to attention and told me that I have just dropped my balls, and then she burst up laughing. I felt them moving securely in my trousers and oops! I thought she was just a naughty girl trying to get my attention.
Her words kept popping up in my mind,
Hey, you just dropped your balls…” and a laughter that followed.
When I reached home, I put down the polythene bag that I had carried the whole through, intact were a few things I had bought from one of Nairobi town’s supermarkets.
Well, I went straight for my favorite cupcakes. I did only reach for one and the two were missing. I turned the paper upside down but still, blankness mocked me for my ignorance.
That was when I realized what she was trying to tell. The balls happened to be my cupcakes and her laughter was just a confirmation that she was actually laughing at my naivety to understand much better.
What was she thinking?
Actually I have never known why she had to choose those words when addressing something else. In my guess, she knew that I would think of something else before going for what she really meant.
I was like, how could she? But I remembered that there was nothing I could have done about the dropped cupcakes other than to go buy a pair again.
From then, I learned that not everyone chooses his or her words carefully when passing some information to an indented party.
Lack of communication is always costly but only a few people on this world would be able to communicate well with others.
One thing for sure, I never understood why she used vulgar language on something so different. I still remember hers face, someday I would get right answers from her.