Post title inspired by Bob Marley's song of the same title.... There is no corelation btwn post and title... so don't look for it. This past valentines, once again feeling the pressure (mine own) to post something profound, I went looking to one of the greatest lovers that have entertained the world and all I found was a title. Not that there wasn't in his huge discography enough lyrics to inspire a mini baby boom, but my not so vain need to keep this post authentically K left no room for plagiarism or whatever posting other people's lyrics is called.
Then today... almost three months later, having the posting itch again, I went into my archives and found this draft title and decided that my post could fit well with the title:-P Now that an eventual exit from my current relationship is looking more and more inevitable (don't ask... and please SE don't say you told me so), I guess the revelation from a dear friend and workmate during the im conversation that follows below will turn out to be quite useful. The last half of it contains the said revelation but I thought I'd post the whole conversation for context... maybe not, for fun.
No, I do not record all my conversations with her or with anyone for that matter; I just did this one because I thought, at the time, that the info here was priceless. I have done my best to remove any identifying info to avoid any potential embarrasment to my dear fried LK, and the wonderful company we work for.
BTW, it wasn't long after this conversation was held when the long arm of the law reached out and picked up the phone, and in no uncertain terms and in the warm and beautiful voice of my then boss, now my boss' boss' boss, let me know that company IM was for company business only and I was not to IM LK again unless it was on said company business.
I apologize to the non-sheng' speakers... Even in it's mildest form I'm sure it will throw you off a little, just skip over the words you don't understand. The context, I'm sure, will come through anyway. And for those of you who can follow, the misplaced Rs, like in ROR are a private joke - something to do with one of my heavily accented tribesmen trying to hit on her.
LK [8:47 AM]: hello
KK [8:47 AM]: habari ya wikendi?
LK [8:49 AM]: went well - how was urs......?
KK [8:49 AM]: not bad either
LK [8:50 AM]: went to Woburn to see my boy B - aish, ur mama likes you....huko ni mbali, I drove mpaka I got tried.
LK [8:52 AM]: I even took a nap when I got there
KK [8:55 AM]: lol! How's the poor baby
LK [8:58 AM]: he was doing ok - but was so much better by the time I left......
KK [8:59 AM]: ya wareva
LK [9:03 AM]: lakini Woburn is far.......
KK [9:04 AM]: yes... Is why I appreciate her driving here so... especially since she hates driving
LK [9:08 AM]: I definately feel her pain
KK [9:09 AM]: Pain? Love obscures any pain
LK [9:10 AM]: whatever!!! its more like madness
KK [9:11 AM]: it's been called a lot of things
LK [9:17 AM]: did u work this weekend?
KK [9:18 AM]: yes...
LK [9:18 AM]: n did she come?
KK [9:18 AM]: yes.. jana
LK [9:19 AM]: so she is home right now......?
KK [9:19 AM]: yap
LK [9:19 AM]: heh! u r spoilt. its amazing u do come to work and leave her at home
KK [9:20 AM]: why? She is spoilt... nimeacha ka amelala n we went out jana
LK [9:26 AM]: oh where did u go?
KK [9:27 AM]: Fusion
LK [9:27 AM]: he! how was it?
KK [9:27 AM]: kawa... not too many peeps
LK [9:29 AM]: n the music? who else was there?
KK [9:29 AM]: Music was off the hinges... just the kawa guys and some girls
LK [9:32 AM]: oh - did u have fun?
KK [9:32 AM]: Yes... I did
LK [9:45 AM]: stayed mpaka the club eneded?
KK [9:45 AM]: much to my regret
LK [9:46 AM]: lol - u r strong
LK [9:57 AM]: got ur tax money......fianlly made an appt.
KK [9:58 AM]: with who?
LK [9:58 AM]: the dude that does my taxes
LK [10:02 AM]: u coming over to the front desk soon?
KK [10:03 AM]: Yes... why?
LK [10:03 AM]: need a spoon. Home alone on this end doing payroll
KK [10:03 AM]: half an hour she said
LK [10:04 AM]: k i'll go get it - in 1/2hr my blood sugar will be too low
KK [10:25 AM]: Did u get ur spoon?
LK [10:26 AM]: no not yet - busy
KK [10:26 AM]: k
LK [10:26 AM]: bring me 2
KK [4:21 PM]: How is it coming along?
LK [4:21 PM]: done with the entry - now to edit. need to leave like 20 minutes early too - post office run how is mama
KK [4:22 PM]: Good n satisfied Brought her to a Chinese eatery for lunch
LK [4:23 PM]: this time she did not cook? its good to be spoilt - oh how I wish what Chinese Eatery?
KK [4:25 PM]: Harvest Moon
LK [4:25 PM]: seen it - cannot remember - is it the one on Gold Star?
KK [4:26 PM]: Yes
LK [4:26 PM]: oh!
KK [4:27 PM]: what?
LK [4:29 PM]: is there a place to sit in there?
KK [4:30 PM]: Yes... dimly lit for a very romance inducing ambiance
LK [4:31 PM]: ROR Stop the afternoon madness........L;MAO
KK [4:32 PM]: Wewe... u don't jua chinese food aroma is full of pheromones?
LK [4:32 PM]: ROR..........STOP IT IM IN A FIT OF GIGLES
KK [4:33 PM]: Si that's why most love scenes are preceded by ordering out Chinese
LK [4:33 PM]: Sweet Jesus - u get even funnier.....................................ROR!!!!
KK [4:34 PM]: haiya...its no joke... so when a jamaa suggests u do Chinese.. insist on eating out
rather than ordering in unless of course
LK [4:35 PM]: FYI - has nohing to do with the food - a mama already knows if she will or will not
do anything with you, from kitambo
KK [4:36 PM]: Now that is cheating on your part.... yaani u acha I expend all my resources and u jua what the end result will be already
LK [4:37 PM]: its not kwa ubaya - we are still seeing if anything would go down, should we not give it up......we call it research
KK [4:39 PM]: mhmm! Well, then in the future, should I get back in the mkt so to speak, I'll stick to Chinese food coz its cheap and if she was to give it up she will if not ni sawa tu... at least I didn't go broke in the process
LK [4:39 PM]: ror thats the problem - im a mama of steak n potatoes not Chinese
KK [4:41 PM]: but u have to admit it.... there is a certain romanticism to ordering Chinese..
LK [4:41 PM]: uh...nope I need a man who can cook some soft steak, and take off the 'mafuta' for me
KK [4:42 PM]: aish
LK [4:42 PM]: oh yeah- if u say u'll cook nyama for me - it had better be soft
KK [4:43 PM]: ara... si I thought that was standard..
LK [4:44 PM]: nope - some make it hard rookies darn, rookies
KK [4:44 PM]: who dat... who pikiad u hard nyama?
LK [4:45 PM]: ror - no names will be disclosed
KK [4:45 PM]: ndiyo... sawa tu.. I'll figure it out one way or the other
LK [4:45 PM]: lol
KK [4:45 PM]: si I thougt u were leaving 20 min early
LK [4:46 PM]: grrh forgot - laters
KK [4:47 PM]: baadayes
LK [4:49 PM]: k - nite
KK [4:49 PM]: nite
And to think I cooked.... and still didn't get any. I basically just came short of proposing before I could get some. Where were you LK when I needed this advice. Now a heart is about to be broken, and my car possibly keyed if not worse.
Sigh! Games people play.