Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Breaking* in the Name of Love

Accra is pocket-size - everybody knows almost everybody else.

Imagine a fringe friend who’s secretly married warming up to your sibling or close friend. Do you tell on them ‘already’? Would you shut your bill (you parrot!) and mind your own ‘beeswax’ and let people deal with their issues (or tissues, since this will end in tears)? Or will you tell Angelic Acquaintance to fly away quietly forever and nothing more said?

*Breaking – a Ghanaian English word meaning to tell on someone in order to upset their plans.

8 comments:

  1. I will give them the SIDE EYE to let them know I know without having to say much...

    ReplyDelete
  2. i will tell 'Angelic Acquaintance to fly away quietly', i don't know about 'forever' since 'Accra is pocket-size'. I will later tell sibling or close friend in a nonchalant manner.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh I'd break. Ain't no reason why a married person should go after someone else, without disclosing their status. Same for people with HIV and other STIs.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I'll tell the Angelic Acquaintance to make like a banana and split.

    ReplyDelete
  5. "Walahi talahi" breaking bi what, i go run my mouth :-)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Kwame Mensa-Bonsu05 August, 2010

    Depends on the relationship with at least one of the parties.

    ReplyDelete
  7. well, it depends on the facts of each case.....

    ReplyDelete

After writing your comment, please select the Name/URL box below, and write your name in the box, before submitting your comment.