Friday, May 15, 2009

Coin-Counting Carousal in the City of Accra

Equator Bar, Accra, 9p.m.

He let slip to case a new place to hang out with an advance party of his mates before whisking a woman there. Now, he and three of his mates are having happy drinks with a woman – a tall, dark, leggy vixen in a short, small, black dress. She’s full of electro-magnetic elegance. They put on a cheesecake aided by the combo band. Then, it’s time to go. It’s time to pay.

The waiter drops the bill. The men shoot back in shock. They debate in decibels above the music exactly how many of what they have had. One appeals to see the drink menu – Jackass, isn’t this two hours too late?

Thirty minutes later, when it’s time for my group to hit the door, Miss Legs and her guy are still stuck in their booth. Their mates have long left them. My guess is they are going to bring some money to pay. Miserable toads!

23 comments:

  1. hahaha....oh wat a hell. De guy imsef is "COINZ". Buh de lady too y at least she has to carry some "shike" in her "big empty full of rubbish bag".

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  2. Geez NY,
    Why was the bimbo still sticking around. Was she shackled? If they had to resort to counting pesewas to unlock themselves from imprisonment, how the hell is she going to have any fun?

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  3. Dear Naa,

    I have heard a curious belief that African women will never pay part of the bill on the first date. Well, is it true? Was Miss Legs practising that?

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  4. hahaha....too funny. i cannot help but wonder if the friends were really going to return or were pulling a fast one on our sweet couple only to have a good laugh at their expense (pun intended)

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  5. Dear Bio,

    First time I've seen your comment. Thank you! You may well be right. And your pun on "expense" is genius stuff. Thanks again.

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  6. Nana, some (lol) not all I beg. Even if it's a first date at least I will take some money wif me cus u dun 'no wat will happend(it's just funny) dis is really really shameful. I wish to see their faces(lol)n de gal..oh God(lmao)

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  7. Naa, now we're going to have to put you to the test,no? Lol.

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  8. Yep, Nana Yaw. First time commenting on your truly genius blog. Your way with words never ceases to amaze me. Thanks for sharing your talent. Looking forward to reading more of your good stuff!

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  9. Dear Bio,

    Thanks for your kind words.

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  10. ...oh! please,lol

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  11. lol
    too many people like to go and enjoy without thinking first..

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  12. and thank you for your sweet comment on my blog I replied you again :-)

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  13. Hahaha. I can sooo relate to this. H had been pestering me for a lunch date. I reluctantly(I dont exactly dig him) agreed and we went to Buka. When the bill came, his eyes widened with surprise, he broke into a sweat, his hand trembled and he counted and recounted his notes in the many, different denominations. I pretended I didn't see and made him suffer in silence a bit before I bailed him out. El cheapo! I laughed all the way home!

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  14. I got the impression they were filling up their table just to impress us and to highlight the contrast with our "scanty" side.

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  15. Dear Savvy, You did the right thing by having some sport. I would have done the same. :-)

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  16. That may well be, Kiz, but they did that on the assumption that the drinks were a dime a dozen!

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  17. Anonymous15 May, 2009

    I always do the whole "pull out my wallet and pretend to get the bill" thing with no intention of paying of course, especially if I was asked out on the date.


    But, I always come prepared to foot the bill where necessary.

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  18. Anonymous15 May, 2009

    Oh one more question, do they have good grub?

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  19. When La Palm started operations, they used to say to complaining diners that they catered for the 'continental palate' hence the reason why their fare was low on spices. This position may have changed a bit, now, but I know I won't go there for the food. Labadi Beach Hotel is a better personal choice.

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  20. "Jackass, isn’t this two hours too late?" ROTF, that was my favorite bit!

    The scene is playing out in my head and its hilarious;You truly are a skilled wordsman!

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  21. Thanks antye504. Wish I were a good raconteur as well. :(

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