Saturday, September 12, 2009

He Didn't Buy Meat

A lad who never strayed too far from his comfortable life or over-doting parents tagged along when his streetwise schoolmates bussed off to a sports fiesta at Koforidua. His mates ‘diverted’ to a ‘chopbar’ to eat. Rich Boy was fascinated by the Waakye, but had never bought food in a place like this. He did not know how to buy it, what to say, or how much to buy. He glanced around for a clue, and settled on a workman eating the vaunted darkish rice and beans. He sauntered over and shyly asked the man how much he’d bought. The man scowled; he snarled; he gnarled, and left in a huff, calling the hungry hobbledehoy all manner of names that an adult shouldn’t call a child. The battered boy crawled to the food vendor and asked innocently, “what did I do wrong?” As he spoke, he pulled out a promising wallet, which lit up the food mama’s eyes. Said she, “Don’t mind that man. He couldn’t buy meat!”

6 comments:

  1. I thought beans contained proteins! the man is either broke or smart!!! The former is more likely!

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  2. haha... sometimes the thought of eating meat makes me want to puke! no kidding! Beans is a great source of protein and the combination of the unpolished rice with it is sure to give him his complete proteins!...hehe...he should have waited a little while though. Maybe he could have traded his advice for meat!

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  3. Yes, Edward, I also think that beans contained protein! Lol.

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  4. Great argument for those against carnivores, Maxine. I am told that the darkness of Waakye derives, not from the unpolished rice, but from something else I do not remember right now, but I remember is unhealthy, nonetheless.

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  5. love the writing!! descriptive in a very cool way nana yaw!!

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