Afrikan har börjat få ångest

Har märkt att sedan jag gift mig så går jag lite i dvala. Mycket som hände på gång lämnade mig lite tom inombords och väldigt förvirrad. Vart går jag nu. Hela min värld känns upp och ner och jag lider av kraftiga existens frågor. Hade trodd att det skulle gått över vid nu men tyvärr inte, går omkring och märker nu att jag inte är så social heller.

Lite jobbigt för min man tror att jag inte är lycklig men det är inte det. Jag är extremt lycklig men vet liksom inte vem jag är i denna värld ute i Skärgården som någons fru….

Men en väninna till mig skickade mig denna för att påminna mig om vart jag kommer ifrån i varje fall. Läs, begrunda om mina med afrikaner vet att mycket av detta tyvärr stämmer.

What makes you an African.

1. You unwrap all your gifts carefully, so that you can reuse the
       wrapping. (I still have mine for Christmas ’99)

2. You call a person you’ve never met before uncle or aunt. (auntie,unashuka? kwenye kifodi)

3.More than 90% of the music CD’s and cassettes in your home are illegal copies (done in Dubai/ Rivarori)

4. Your garage is always full of stuff because you never throw anything away, just in case you need it someday.(a gum boot without a partner and the baby walker – baby’s now 12 and you are 48)

5. You have a collection of miniature shampoo bottle from your stays at hotels. (Gocool, Sweet heart, African pride….)

6. You have almost always carry overweight baggage when travelling by plane. (unga wa muhogo, dagaa, ndizi, sugarcane,and mahindiya kande to’uncle’ Paul in Alaska!)

7. If a store has a limit on the quantity of a product, then each member of the family will join separate queues to purchase the maximam quantity possible. (sugar,soap,rice,cooking fat etc etc during old good days)

8. All children have annoying nicknames. (bebii, kadadaa,kakaa,dolii,mamii,tatii,nunii, nunu, dadii, totoo,kababuu,bibii ah!ah!)

9. Nobody in your family informs you that they are coming over for a visit. ( uncle, wife, sis-in-law, two nephews and a neighbour) have camped at home from (Bariadi)

10. You stuff your pockets with, mints and toothpicks at restaurants. Murray mints, wrappers, and salt shakers!)

11. Your mother has a minor disagreement with her sister and does not talk to her for 10 years. (nisikie mkiongea na watoto wake mtaniona)

12. You only make telephone calls at a cheaper rate at night (especially beepers).

13. You never have less than 20 people to meet you at the airport or see you off even if it is a local flight. (Yeah, my relas from home have hired a minibus to see me off to Dar es salaam – 1st person to fly in the family, that’s why.

14. You keep changing your Internet Service Provide because the first month is free. (I know some jamaas…..)

15. Office supplies mysteriously find their way to yourhome.(Yes,staplemachine, office pins, punch machine,cellotapes, post-its,teabags,milk,etc.)

16. When you are young, your parents buy you clothes and Shoes at least two sizes too big so that they would last longer.

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